Serendipity’s Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate!!

I just got back from a trip to New York and after dreaming about it for years, I finally got to visit Serendipity for their Frozen Hot Chocolate!!!  We walked up to the restaurant at 3 pm on a weekday only to be told there was a 2 hour wait.  At 3 pm?! In the middle of the week?! That is crazy! Apparently it is like that almost every day.  So I knew that it had to be good.  We put our name in and took a walk around Central Park, stopped off for some Macarons from Lauderee, (OMG! Sooo good, get the vanilla!) then headed back to Serendipity.  We got seated almost as soon as we got back and quickly ordered our Frozen Hot Chocolates.  There were 5 of us and we all got our own.  I am glad I did because it was amazing!! I finished every last drop.

Since I won’t be back for a while and I am already craving another one, I found this recipe to hold me over until our next trip up there. Plus, I am going to add coconut oil to get the health benefits in this not so healthy dessert.  Enjoy!!!!


Frozen Hot Chocolate

Trying Pete's Peanut Butter Frozen Hot Chocolate

Adapted from Serendipity 3


  • 3 ounces best-quality chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon Kelapo coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons store-bought hot chocolate mix
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups ice
  • Whipped cream (recipe to follow)
  • Chocolate shavings

Chop the chocolate into small pieces and melt chocolate and coconut oil in a small heavy saucepan or in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until blended.

All gone 🙁

Remove from heat, slowly add half a cup of the milk, and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature. In a blender, place the remaining cup of milk, the chocolate mixture, and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Pour into a giant goblet and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Enjoy!!


Homemade Whipped Cream

Or use our Homemade Vegan Cool Whip recipe

  • 1 cup heavy cream, very cold
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Combine the cream and vanilla and mix well. With an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, start whipping the cream on medium speed. Add the corn syrup slowly while beating. Whip until the cream holds soft peaks.

Slather, drop and dollop onto whatever your heart desires. Makes 2 to 2 1/2 cups, enough for 1 to 8 persons, depending on if you feel like sharing.


– Jen

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28 Comments Post a comment

  1. Nicole
    April 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Sounds delicious!

  2. Susan
    April 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Love Love NYC. I’ll definietly put this place on my “must visit” list for next time.

  3. Betsy
    April 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Wow, that looks delicious!

  4. juvy
    April 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    that looks yummy!

  5. ashley
    April 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    sounds yummy!!!

  6. shauna
    April 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it!!!

  7. brandy
    April 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    This looks amazing!! Cant wait to try it!

  8. Emily
    April 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    My high school was 2 blocks away from Serendipity & I never went there until after I graduated since the line was always out the door! Lauderee wasn’t around at the time I went to school there, but I’ll check it out next time I’m in the area.

    To make the recipe healthier, instead of using sugar or corn syrup (same amount substitution), you can use honey instead (Raw honey is best since they do not heat it like conventional honey, which destroys alot of trace minerals in it. Conventional honey also is actually processed with sugar too to “Make it sweeter”). Honey has alot of minerals to it, & is also an anti-microbe, just like coconut oil (kill’s bacteria, viruses, etc). Instead of hot chocolate mix, you can get regular cocoa powder (I know Hershey’s & a few other brands have it), which doesn’t put sugar or anything in it (you add that in yourself…So for your recipe just add a bit more honey to the mixture to even it out). You can also get high quality “healthier versions” of chocolate in many health food stores (usually bigger chains carry it though). I would also use goats milk too myself since it’s easier to digest (actually, alot of lactose intolerant people can drink goats milk), & it tastes just like regular cows milk but has a richer/creamier taste to it (without the “extra fat”).

    …Wanted to be a Chef,…Studying to be a Nutritionist now lol

    • April 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      I LOVE these suggestions! I will be trying this soon. Thanks so much for the comment, Emily!!

  9. Madison
    April 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Cant wait to get my free sample in the mail! you girls are great!

  10. Aiyu
    April 26, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    This looks SO GOOD. And even better, coconut oil is healthy, and we are what we eat. How fantastic! 🙂

  11. Christy
    April 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    So gonna try some of these recipes, Thank you!

  12. Brenda Nardo
    April 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Yummo! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  13. Emily
    April 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Sounds great!

  14. shannon
    April 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    can’t wait to try this, receipes look delicous!! thanks!

  15. Roxanne
    April 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I have heard good things about your Coconut oil.Can’t wait to try it.

  16. Nicole
    April 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I never thought about this before. Excited to try it!

  17. Anna
    April 26, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

  18. Lauren
    April 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Wow! Sounds delish

  19. Dawn Sando
    April 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    This looks and sounds Amazing!! I look forward to receiving a sample of your coconut oil to try some great recipes for myself. Thank You!

  20. Christine
    April 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Wow, this looks seriously amazing. I’m a sucker for anything chocolate. Thanks for sharing!

  21. jackie
    April 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I’m a New York-er and I approve this message! Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  22. Madelyn
    April 27, 2012 at 12:43 am

    That sounds sooooo good.

  23. Jazz
    April 27, 2012 at 1:14 am


  24. April 27, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Hi!! I love using coconut oil to cook and as a moisturizer for my skin! I can’t wait to try some of your yummy recipes and receive my free sample in the mail 🙂

  25. Kelsie
    April 27, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Can’t wait to try this stuff out!

  26. Vickie Kulp
    April 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Leaving comment for coconut oil sample. Already sent email. Just figured out where to leave comment. Thanks

  27. February 18, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Wow that looks delicious. I love spaghetti squash. I know what you mean about exploding spaghetti squashes — I cooked one in my microwave and it exploded, blew the door open, and just missed my baby in the high chair! I had poked the skin, but don’t think I stabbed it deep enough. I had to get a new microwave – it was totally destroyed. So I always cut them in half now…

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