15 June 2010

Study Break!

So instead of studying for analytical chemistry last night like I probably should have...I decided to pack. And whilst packing in the kitchen, I realized that I had FOUR different flavors of hot chocolate (roasted hazelnut, peanut butter, peppermint, and french vanilla), each with only about 1 tablespoon left in the container. Now, it's pretty warm in Provo right now, but there is NO WAY I was going to pack up those mostly empty containers. So I decided to try a recipe for FROZEN hot chocolate. I'd had it once before, but it was made poorly, because it was nothing compare to this delicious thing which I made last night! I had to make it up to Owen for leaving him for a whole weekend without food..When I saw the recipe, I knew I had to try it. This is what it said on the website:

It's famous, it's infamous, it's notorious. It has destroyed diets and led to love affairs. Marriages have been proposed over it, couples have been wed in it, princes have been made from it. People have traveled from all corners of the world for just one sip of our creamy, dreamy, icy blend of chocolatey goodness. It'll make you want to blow bubbles through your straw. It makes everyone a child again.

For years, fans begged and plead and offered firstborn sons for the recipe, but we three princes guarded the formula with our lives. It was such a closely kept secret that not even the White House could gain access to it. Jackie Kennedy once requested the recipe so that it could be served at a gala evening at the While House. I offered to travel to Washington to make it myself, but when my security clearance didn't come through in time, I refused to hand over the secret formula — not even to the First Lady herself!

When customers asked how it was made, we would respond that we had a Rube Goldberg machine churning it out in the back — a hodgepodge of arms, wheels, gears, handles, paddles, and even canaries in cages working in concert to concoct the magic elixir. We would never let on that it was as simple as a blender and some magnificent chocolate.

And now, to thank our customers for fifty great years, we've finally decided to share the secret recipe with the world. For truly authentic Serendipity taste, throw a sprinkle of magic in the mix. For this and all the frozen drinks that follow, the recipe yields one gigantic Serendipity-sized serving, which is perfect for sharing. Enjoy.

Now, I don't know if it was that good, but it was pretty dang good :)

So here's the recipe and I hope you enjoy!

  • 6 half-ounce pieces of a variety of your favorite chocolates
  • 2 teaspoons storebought hot chocolate mix
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups ice
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings

  • Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted. Add the cocoa and sugar, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

    In a blender place the remaining cup of milk, the room temperature chocolate mixture, and the ice. (I would recommend chopping up the ice a little bit first--helps give it a better consistency). Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Pour into a giant goblet and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

    And don't worry, updates from the wedding and graduation are coming soon!



    1. Wow! That looks amazing. Pretty sure I'm going to have to try that. Of course one sip will sabotage my attempts to lose the rest of the baby weight by your wedding.

    2. Haha yeah, that was my last hurrah before the pre-wedding summer of getting in shape! I hope everything is going well in Utah and that Liam's baby blessing is great!