About 10 years ago, I was watching Oprah investigate Serendipity‘s frozen hot chocolate as part of her show. Ever since then, I’d been wanting to try it out but had never really planned on visiting the USA. So when a few friends decided to organise a birthday holiday to the states including NYC, this was the first thing on my list I had to try.

There was about a 30 minute wait to get a table, and a few other people were waiting outside too, but I was happy to wait.

The inside is quite funky with colourful mosaic-like glass hanging lamps.

The gift shop at the front entrance had heaps of Serendipity souvenirs and other knick knacks for sale.

My frozen hot chocolate finally came out overflowing onto the plate. This is served in a huge glass bowl that I can fit both hands around it.

Frozen hot chocolate

The verdict: not really what I was expecting. It was just chocolate blended with crushed ice until it becomes granita-like with a huge dollop of cream on top. In that respect, it was quite light because of the watery base. I was expecting something thicker with a milk base – I guess like a normal hot chocolate. I was a little bit disappointed as I’m a huge chocolate lover and I’d had high expectations over the years. But glad I got to try the original Serendipity in New York 🙂

I ended up buying a Serendipity mug, a sachet of the frozen hot chocolate mix, and a tub of their normal hot chocolate mix to take home to Australia.

Foodgasm 6/10

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