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!
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!!!
Naturally, 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!