There’s a famous restaurant in New York City called Serendipity 3, whose signature dessert is nothing other than “Frrrrrrozen Hot Chocolate”. When I heard about this in high school I became instantly intrigued and made it a life goal of mine to travel to New York and enjoy one of these brilliant concoctions.What can I say? I really love my dessert.
Well, finally the day came. My mom, my aunt, my best friend and I were traveling to the city for a girls weekend when I was a freshman in college. I had just gotten my wisdom teeth removed and had made the near-fatal mistake of enjoying a plate of Velveeta shells and cheese five hours post-surgery, resulting in infamous “dry sockets”. I know at least some of you know what I’m talking about here.
Anyway, I swear there’s a point to my story and it’s this: I ended up being so drugged up on painkillers from the dry sockets that I couldn’t enjoy the city and forfeited a trip to Serendipity 3 because of it.
To do this day, I’ve never had my official Frrrozen Hot Chocolate experience. So, I decided to take matters in my own hands and create my own.
Those of you that have actually had the pleasure of dining at Serendipity 3 are probably shouting at your computer screen right now that this is, in no way, really representative of the actual dessert. That’s okay. We can still be friends. I made mine into more of a smoothie so I could rationalize drinking a chocolate shake for breakfast.
As if rationalization is even necessary. Let’s be honest.
I know it’s not necessarily “gourmet” of me, but I really do love the instant hot chocolate mix from Whole Foods. That, coupled with some extra strong espresso powder really make this shake.
Never tried espresso in a smoothie before? My dear, there’s a first time for everything.
Enjoy these! They’re a yummy way to get your joint chocolate/caffeine fix for the day. I’ve always been one to multitask.
Frozen Mocha Hot Chocolates
1 banana, frozen
3/4 cup milk
1 tbsp hot chocolate mix
1 tsp instant espresso powder
chocolate syrup for serving
Place all ingredients (except for chocolate syrup) in blender. Process until smooth. Place in a glass and drizzle with chocolate syrup.