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Mar 11, 2010 05:12 PM

Serendipity 3 Ice cream flavors?

I wouldn't dare go here to eat the regular food, however I am a HUGE dessert lover and have always wanted to try Serendipity just for dessert. I mean you can't really mess up a sundae right?

Anyway one of my really good friends is moving away and wants to hit up Serendipity beforee leaving so i agreed. I LOVE ice cream and basically all and every type of sweet imaginable. I have already decided I am going with a sundae over the famous frozen hot chocolate.(oxymoron lol). Now the question is does anyone know what kinds of flavors they have? Looks like you can do a create your own sundae that comes with three scoops and a topping of your choice (more than one extra which I think is ridiculous when the thing costs $15 as it is you know!?!). Is it your generic vanilla, strawberry, chocolate or do they have some inventive flavors?

If not I may just go with one of their "constructed" sundaes like strawberry fields, cant say no, or forbidden broadway ahhh the possibilities.

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    1. re: pbjluver

      Yeah thanks I know I can always do that but I was wondering if people knew off hand since I didn't have to go that route.

      1. re: steakrules85

        I don't know all their flavors, but I had a great cinnamon ice cream there last year. It's a nice place to go for dessert, as long as you can avoid the two hour wait they often have.

        1. re: ml77

          I called them and said what do you have besides the run o the mill vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry and this was the answer I got:

          We have 10 other flavors that are constantly changing like butter pecan, mint, cinnamon.... and stuff like that. I said do you have pistachio he said yes. Then he was like ok goodbye. So that didn't really work that great loololol.

    2. Since I was a little girl, my favorite at Serendipity is 3 scoops of coffee with caramel syrup, extra almonds, and extra whipped cream. Their whipped cream is amazing!

      8 Replies
      1. re: lawgirl1984

        Cool... nice to know you can build your own.

        1. re: steakrules85

          Why are you even interested in this place?

            1. re: steakrules85

              The thing about Serendipity is that not only is it touristy -- but it's not fabulous ice cream either, just a lot of it in a quantity over quality sort of way. I love kitsch and over the top extravaganzas, but Serendipity no longer falls within this category. It's now old and tired and, for me, disappointing.

              1. re: Nancy S.

                I was going to right the obvious but glad someone else did. And I think you were kind. Buy some far better ice cream and toppings and make whatever type of sundae you want at home.

                1. re: dietndesire

                  Replies like this really aren't helpful though. The guy's always been curious about this place and his friend, who is leaving town, wants to go. How would buying his own ice cream at the store and making his own sundae address either of those two conditions?

                  1. re: dietndesire

                    I understand everything you are both saying but the bottom line is my friend really wants to go here and I gave my friend a choice of where to go. This was the place that was picked and this is where we will be going plain and simple. Therefore, one must try to make the best of it hehe. I am not expecting to be blown away or anything but I mean it is ice cream how can you mess it up. I know we will leave there paying a ton of money for probably an average sundae that you can get anywhere but it is what it is.

                    1. re: steakrules85

                      In that case I would stick to vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. I think the most basic will be the best bet.

        2. So we wound up going yesterday for our dessert. We arrived at 12:20 and were seated immediately. After perusing the menu we decided on the following:

          I went with the Make your own sundae- Pistachio, strawberry, cinnamon ice cream with raspberry sauce, hot fudge, and walnuts and they topped it with green whipped cream fo St. Patrick's day which was a cool deal.

          My friend got the "Can't Say No Sundae"- Chocolate ice cream, humble pie (peanut butter), hot fudge, bananas. And we split a big apple pie also.

          Everything was HUGE! There is no way someone could have a sundae after eating a regular meal. Thank god we just got dessert. Afterwards I felt like I had a bowling ball in my stomach. Sundaes were $15 each and the apple pie was $7.50.

          As far as the sundaes they were both good, nothing life altering and I wasn't expecting it to be. But again it is hard to mess up ice cream. I wish the hot fudge would have actually been "hot" but it was more just thick chocolate sauce. Raspberry sauce was a great touch. Next time I probably wouldn't get so many toppings because after awhile it just melts into a big glop of just sweet and you dont really taste the different ice creams.

          I tasted my friend's and his was extremely rich. Apple pie was alright for the first few bites, but after that it was mostly just nuts no apples. They warmed it up which was nice and it came out steaming hot, kinda tasting like a bread pudding.

          Overall it was cool to go just to experience it once. Fun place to say you have been to and experienced. Staff was friendly, sundaes were decent, but of course for the price it is nothing you couldn't get anywhere else. Just large piles of ice cream and toppings.

          Still it hit the spot and satsified our sweet tooths, if not leaving us a little sick for the rest of that day ahaha.

          1. One of the best Sundaes I've ever had was a Serendipity "do it yourself" Sundae, using their Chocolate Ice Cream and two sauces: Peanut Butter and Hot Fudge. Try it, even after the 2-hour wait for seating, you won't be sorry.