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Serendipity 3, Las Vegas


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Roaming through the Las Vegas Strip, we came across Serendipity 3, located right outside of Caesar's Palace. It is famous for its Frozen Hot Chocolate, which was shown during the movie Serendipity, starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. The frozen hot chocolate was also featured on the Food Network once or twice.

Naturally, we stopped in, only to find out that the wait was at least 45 minutes! Not wanting to wait, we hopped on the barstools at the bar (duh), and the server was such a nice guy, very accommodating. We didn't even need the menu; we just ordered the frozen hot chocolate, watched him make it in front of us.

In the blender, he adds a powdered chocolate concoction, ice and milk. If I'm not mistaken, there was also some ice cream added. After it blends, he fills a gianormous footed ice cream bowl to overflowing and adds whip cream and shaved chocolate. Voila! Frozen hot chocolate.

The first few sips are chocolatey heaven; not too sweet, just right. But the more you delve into this thing, one truth holds true: frozen hot chocolates are meant to be shared. There is way too much for one person to enjoy, and too much of a good thing usually isn't a good thing. The "powdery" flavor will also start to be more prominent the more you sip.

Overall, it is a good dessert slash mid-afternoon treat (especially on a scorching day). Just watch out for the inevitable brain freeze.