Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate

A few winters ago my sister and I put our names on the waiting list at Serendipity. Apparently it might take a while. So we went to Bloomingdales for an hour. Yeah, it was still going to take a while. So we traveled to the island and back on the tram, then we hung around for a bit, and went to Starbucks, and hung around some more, and eventually, finally, our number was up. Our table looked as though it had been designed by a 6 year old girl, which I mean as a huge complement.  We ordered frozen hot chocolate. It was totally, totally worth the wait.

Frozen Hot Chocolate (per cup)

1 large scoop of ice cream (I like vanilla, Jon prefers chocolate)
½ bar of good quality dark chocolate
1 cup of milk
1 tsp brown sugar or honey
1 cinnamon stick
 
  • Scoop a large ball of ice cream onto a tray and place in the freezer to get super cold
  • Meanwhile, heat the milk, sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan until nearly boiling then take off the heat
  • Break up the chocolate and drop into the pan
  • Count to 30, then whisk the melted chocolate into the milk (returning to the heat if necessary)
  • Pour into a mug, then float the ice cream on top
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