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Secret Recipe for Famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate

NEW YORK -- The quintessential New York City vacation includes a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, a snapshot from the top of the Empire State Building -- and a frozen hot chocolate from the world-famous Serendipity 3 restaurant.

Tourists from all over the world flock to dine there. It's known for their decadent desserts -- such as the Guinness World Record-setting Golden Opulence Sundae for $1,000.00.

But if you're looking for a more reasonably-priced indulgence, you can't go wrong with Serendipity's most popular dish, its renowned Frrrozen Hot Chocolate.

On "The Early Show" Friday, Serendipity's head chef, Joe Calderone, demonstrated how to create the decadent delight at home.

Serendipity uses a secret blend of mix of 14 cocoas - but the recipe Calderone shares here only calls for "a variety of the finest cocoas of your choice."

Fun Facts about Serendipity 3

-- It has sold more than 10 million frozen hot chocolates IN-HOUSE (not including the mix they sell on their website and at William Sonoma).

-- Two items on its menu have broken the Guinness World Record: The $69 hot dog and $1,000 ice cream sundae.

-- It's legendary for its diehard fans. People have been known to wait up to four hours to get a table.

-- Serendipity 3 has been featured in several movies. Among them, "Trust the Man," "One Fine Day" and the namesake film, "Serendipity."

-- The iconic restaurant is 56 years old.

-- The restaurant is named Serendipity 3 because of its three original owners.


Serendipity Frrrozen Hot Chocolate

1 cup of milk
3 cups of ice

Dry ingredients
1/3 cup of evaporated instant dry milk
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
4 tablespoons of a variety of the finest cocoas of your choice

1. Mix dry ingredients together
2. In a blender (in this order) add milk, dry mix and ice
3. Blend for 20-30 seconds until smooth daiquiri-like texture
4. Pour into a large glass, top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate