Last week in honor of the beginning of hot summer weather, we brought you the results of our in-office Frozen Hot Chocolate taste test; but that was the sugary, inexpensive Dunkin' Donuts version, and the reviews were certainly mixed. Today we're bringing you a copycat recipe for the famous Frozen Hot Chocolate drink at New York's Serendipity restaurant. Using good quality chocolates, hot cocoa mix, and chocolate shavings, it's the real deal this time around.
Frozen Hot Chocolate from Epicurious
- 6 half-ounce pieces of a variety of your favorite good quality chocolates
- 2 teaspoons good quality hot chocolate mix
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 cups ice
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate shavings
- Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted. Add the cocoa and sugar, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat.
- Slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
- In a blender place the remaining cup of milk, the room temperature 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.
And, if you don't like this version, David Lebovitz has an even more decadent version I've been dying to try.
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