Hot and Cold

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Happy Weekend!  How did your week go?  Mine has been fantastic!  We had friends over for several dinners this week, spent a lot of time outside and at the park (it’s warmed up at a whopping 30 – 40 degree highs this week!), enjoyed a great deal of quality time with the kids, and I even had date night with my husband.  I also finished my week of running today, ending with a total of 40 miles run from Monday to Saturday.  I get to rest tomorrow before my Monday long run for 18 –20 miles.  I’m hoping to make it the latter!smallDSC_7066

To celebrate this terrific week, I decided to seize the day and throw all the calories out the window…I deserved a TREAT!  Have you ever been to Serendipity 3?  Well, I haven’t either, but apparently for $8.95 you can buy what has been proclaimed to me as being one of the most amazing frozen drinks: their Frrrozen Hot Chocolate.  I have never tasted the scrumptious drink, but it sounded perfectly wonderful to me the first time I heard about it.  A friend of mine recently posted  pictures of the drink online and it completely put me in the mood for it.  Hey, I said it had warmed up here a little!!!

smallDSC_7074Naturally, I did what I usually do and went in search of a recipe to re-create.  I found as much at Epicurious.com.  I had all the ingredients on hand at home, so I got right to it!  The recipe called for 6 ounces of your favorite mixture of chocolate.  I wasn’t sure if I should go dark or milk, or semi-sweet or what.  I used some German chocolates we purchased while visiting family, some dark Hershey chocolate kisses, and a bar of Hershey’s milk chocolate.  Yum!  How could I go wrong with that combo???  It truly was delicious and tasted just like a frozen hot chocolate.  It was the perfect consistency and had a lovely smooth texture.  Surely it could go toe to toe with a genuine S3 frozen hot cocoa.  Guess I’ll have to make my hubby take me there next time we go to NYC.  Next time I make it at home I will probably use more dark chocolates and less milk chocolate.  However, I still have a whole container in the freezer now and that will last me a little while.  At least until I earn it again after another week of running!

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2 Responses

  1. Debbie
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    Looks yummy! After talking to you I remembered that I had tried a sample of frozen hot chocolate at the grand opening of the new coffee shop in the college library last summer and it was delicious!

    • Marissa
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      They really were so good! I can’t wait to make them during the summer!

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