Tonight I made Serendipity 3's famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate from their cookbook, Sweet Serendipity. What does this have to do with cupcakes? Bear with me.
Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is a delicious blend of ice, chocolate & milk. It's the most popular request at Serendipity 3 in Manhattan.
I've been to Serendipity 3 with my mom a few times and decided to make some FHCs for her birthday! You get to pick what kind of chocolate you want to use (I used Dove). You melt about a bar in a double boiler:
which is a pot of chocolate over a pot of boiling water (you can turn the heat off once the water boils). Stir the chocolate around till it melts. Take it off the boiler, then add some hot chocolate mix and sugar:
Mmm but don't eat it yet! Mix it with milk, then put it in the blender with a bunch of ice. WHRRRRRRRR add whipped cream and this is what you get:
You can get the actual, more specific recipe from the cookbook! Now, what about the cupcakes? Serendipity 3 happens to have a very cute, very kitschy souvenir shop at the entrance that you can coo over while you wait for your table (and you will have to wait). There's always a ton of stuff I want to get, and I finally bought an adorable pair of earrings that I always get comments on:
Tiny cupcakes! With little gem sprinkles! These also come in different colors and they have necklaces, too! I also liked the little pink Cinderella-like coach necklace, but that's for my next trip!