The famous Frozen Hot Chocolate that Serendipity is known for has been on my “I must try this at some point in my life” list since I was 18. Right up there with Magnolia Bakery (which we are getting in LA soon). Although the thought of going to NYC is tempting, it certainly wasn’t going to happen anytime soon.
So imagine my contentment when I heard that Serendipity was opening up a shop in Las Vegas! Score! Totally accessible and a place that I visit at least once a year. Honestly? I was super excited. Not only was I influenced by the movie, and hype, but my interest was only fueled further when Colin Cowie took Oprah there and they were both raving about it. I love Colin Cowie soooo much.
When my plans were finalized for this Vegas mini vacation, I knew that Serendipity was going to definitely be one of my stops and I actually ended up going there on Thanksiving. There was about a 10 minute wait to sit inside, although if you are in a hurry you can order from a take-out window and get your Frozen Hot Chocolate in a cup.
Not me! I wanted the FULL experience! So I waited and eventually got a table near the entrance. They also have an outdoor patio seating area where you can people watch.
The menu is huge. Literally. It’s pretty big. Lulz. Turns out you can get food too! I had already eaten (and honestly the food did not look too great) so I went straight for dessert. Although tempting…I just had to pass on this thousand dollar dessert. People actually order that? WTF.
Since there were three of us, we decided to order two desserts. The Frozen Hot Chocolate was a given, but what else could we try? Finally after some debate, we ended up with a banana split (the cowards portion).
The decor of the place is kinda cutesy. A lot of pink and it totally gives off that ice cream parlor vibe. You can also purchase some souvenirs, including some of their hot chocolate so you can replicate it at home.
This was our banana split. It was pretty big for being the cowards portion. It tasted just like many banana splits I have eaten in my lifetime.
And then our famous Frozen Hot Chocolate arrived!
Um. It definitely is not a life changer. Honestly? I was kind of disappointed. I thought it would be amazing and awesome and the most fabulous dessert ever! It was good, but I think it is a victim of hype.
Even if the whole experience was somewhat of a letdown, I would still say that if you were like me, and have always wanted to try Serendipity’s Frozen Hot Chocolate, then definitely do it. It is one of those things that you definitely need to experience for yourself, just to see what all the hype is about.
Serendipity3 (Caesars Palace)
3570 Las Vegas Blvd SLas Vegas, NV 89109