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Jan 16, 2007 11:37 PM

Best hot chocolate to order online

I'm sick and the idea of a nice rich hot cocoa sounds delightful. What's the best online place to order from and what do you recommend?

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      Yummy! Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3

      One sip of this cool concoction had Oprah wanting to "dance on the chandeliers!" After 50 years of keeping the recipe for its Frrrozen Hot Chocolate a secret, Serendipity 3 restaurant in New York City finally spills the beans on how to make this much-loved drink at home. And it's super-simple!

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

      Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and slowly add 1⁄2 cup of milk until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

      In a blender, place the remaining cup of milk, the room-temperature chocolate mixture and the ice. 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.

      Get Serendipity 3's own chocolate mix at

      1 Reply
      1. re: othervoice

        wary of anything with Frozen and HOT in the same title....and it's from Oprah.

      2. Yikes. Jacques Torres approx 33 bucks with shipping!

          1. re: Bad Sneakers

            Another vote for Burdick's. Best I've ever had.

          2. Scharffenberger.... hands down!


            HOT COCOA

            * 4 tsp Scharffen Berger Natural Cocoa Powder, sifted
            * 3 tsp sugar (to taste
            ) * 1 cup (8oz) milk
            * Whipped cream or marshmallow for topping (optional)

            In a small, heavy saucepan, mix cocoa and sugar and 1 tbsp of milk over low heat until ingredients are well dissolved in a thick paste.

            Add the remaining milk and stir well.

            Heat to serving temperature, stirring occasionally. Do not allow to boil.