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Serendipity 3 Frozen Hot Chocolate

As I was putting together this post, I realized that I couldn’t find a decent photo and recipe of a DIY Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate. 
The recipe is out there. And the photos are out there. But I couldn’t find them both together
Maybe some of you other crazy dessert bloggers will understand why that bothered me.
I thought that someone had better take care of that. 
You know… in case someone else wants to put together a massive hot chocolate recipe compilation and needs the recipe plus a good photo both  in one blog post.

Serendipity 3 Frozen Hot Chocolate
Recipe Source: ABC News


  • 3 oz. very high quality chocolate
  • 2 tsp. high quality store-bought hot chocolate mix
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 3 c. ice

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. light corn syrup


1. Melt the chocolate over medium heat in a small or medium saucepan.
2. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring until blended.
3. Remove from heat and slowly whisk in the milk.

(Sorry, that’s the last of the step-by-step pictures! Oops!)

4. Let cool to room temperature.
5. Meanwhile, whip the whipping cream, vanilla, and corn syrup in a stand mixer on med-high until it holds stiff peaks.
5. Add the ice, remaining milk, and the chocolate mixture to a blender. Blend until smooth.
5. Pour into a large sundae glass, add copious amounts of whipped cream and chocolate shavings.


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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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21 Responses to “Serendipity 3 Frozen Hot Chocolate”

  1. Just Jaime posted on December 9, 2011 at 11:40 am (#)

    YUM. This look amazing!

  2. Kara at Petals to Picots posted on December 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm (#)

    I am over visiting from Simply Designing’s link party. This frozen hot chocolate looks amazing!
    ~Kara (your newest google follower :)

  3. Amy posted on December 9, 2011 at 11:31 pm (#)

    Wow– this looks truly amazing! Thanks for the pics AND the recipe… can’t wait to try it!


  4. Sarah the Writer posted on December 10, 2011 at 2:46 am (#)

    Yay a recipe! I first discovered Frozen Hot Chocolate at an espresso stand near my house. I once asked them how they make it and I guess they have a mix that’s specific for Frozen Hot Chocolate. Thank you for posting this! I’m bookmarking it even though I follow your blog. I don’t want to forget that you have it :D

  5. Good Girl Gone Green posted on December 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm (#)

    This looks delicious!

  6. coconut posted on December 14, 2011 at 9:29 am (#)

    OH my! that looks so good, I want to try it.

  7. MrsFoxsSweets posted on December 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm (#)

    This looks so yummy! I cant believe that I have never had frozen hot chocolate! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  8. Jerri posted on December 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm (#)

    Oh my! This looks yummy! I’d love for you to link your post up at my Friday Favorites party. This week is a special Holly Bloggy Christmas edition!

  9. Camille posted on December 17, 2011 at 1:21 am (#)

    THIS. LOOKS. DIVINE! I am so happy that you put a pic and the recipe together for people like me. :) Your recipes are absolutely amazing . . . you always make me drool. :) Thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope that you will join us tomorrow!
    Camille @

  10. Tonia @ posted on December 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm (#)

    Thanks for sharing you recipe at What’s In The Gunny Sack! I wanted to let you know that I featured your recipe today!

  11. Sarah E. posted on December 19, 2011 at 10:59 am (#)

    That looks unbelievable!! :)

    Stopping by from Crazy Sweet Tues (super late!)

  12. chelsea posted on November 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm (#)

    love this! was just wondering what u meant by add “remaining” milk to blender, as I never saw u seperate the milk in the recipe. Cant wait to try!

    • Ashton posted on December 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm (#)

      Oh no! I’ll fix the recipe this afternoon :) Thanks!

    • Sabine posted on June 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm (#)

      You never did :( maybe you can telk us in the comments?

  13. Jenne posted on January 7, 2013 at 6:35 pm (#)

    I have never been to Serendipity however I have made this 3x now and it is our new family favorite. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ashton posted on January 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm (#)

      Yay! Awesome!

  14. Lacey posted on April 28, 2013 at 8:04 pm (#)

    Thanks!!! this just saved me a 2 hour drive to vegas and back!! Tastes AMAZING!!!

  15. Ashton posted on January 12, 2013 at 1:21 am (#)

    Just the one in Vegas :) one day I’ll get to NYC!!


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