A visit to New York City is rarely complete without a trip to Serendipity. If you’re in New York City on Valentine’s Day, it’s practically a must-stop for romaticals. Stocked with house-made sweets, and especially know for their chocolate creations, Serendipity is the answer to your sweet tooth’s prayers and the antithesis of any weight loss plan.
Since most of you won’t be in the Big Apple this February 14, and many of you are likely trying to watch your calories, sip on our Frozen Hot Chocolate instead. Inspired by the original at Serendipity, which delivers 340 sugar-sweetened calories, our recipe has only 140 calories and is just as worthy as a second straw.
- 1 cup low-fat chocolate milk
- 1 ½ Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ Tbsp. sugar
- 1 cup ice cubes
- ½ cup canned fat-free dairy whipped topping (like Reddi-wip)
- Garnish: marshmallows, cocoa powder
See the complete Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe here.
If it’s just the two of you, serve in fancy glasses and maybe even add some red sprinkles or a split strawberry on the side.
These would also make a fun treat to share at a child’s Valentine’s party, sharing smaller portions in heart-covered paper cups.
If you really want to warm Cupid’s heart, add a splash of Bailey’s to your adults-only Frozen Hot Chocolate, remembering that one shot adds 147 calories.
February 11th, 2012