Serendipity's New Friends-Themed Ice Cream Will Be There For All Your Late-Night Cravings
As a dessert fiend, I knew a trip to Manhattan's Serendipity3 always sounded like a good idea.
The restaurant, which is planning a reopening later this year, is a whimsical wonderland that's part old fashioned ice cream shop, part through the looking glass. Of course, it's the restaurant's sweet treats menu—which includes its famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate—that was the real draw.
Now that I live on the west coast, Serendipity3 has officially come to me in the form of ice cream pints that pack the same delicious flavors you might find at their 60th street location. This time around, parent company Serendipity—which boasts Selena Gomez as an investor—is delivering desserts with a unique twist, perfect for TV lovers and cinephiles alike, thanks to its partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Serendipity has created new ice cream flavors, each based on different movie and TV properties. The brand was kind enough to send me two pints to try: The Goonies-themed Sloth & Chunk Rocky Rooooaad, and the Friends-inspired Central Perk Almond Fudge. (As someone who is already seven seasons into her 700th viewing of Friends, obviously, I was particularly stoked for the latter.)
I'm a bit of an ice cream snob—I don't do Halo Top or anything that masquerades as the perfect creamy treat. A great vegan brand is excellent, but don't give me anything that tastes more like icicles than ice cream. Basically? I need the real deal. Fortunately, Serendipity's flavors are more than the real deal. They're super-premium, super-rich, and have just the right amount of mix-ins for you to feel like you can enjoy without any extras like sprinkles or syrups.
As rocky road is one of my top favorite flavors, I loved the Sloth & Chunk Rocky Rooooad, which was as rich as the Goonies after finding One-Eyed Willy's treasure. If you're a chocolate fan, you won't be disappointed.
And if you're like Joey (in that you will not share food) you certainly won't want to offer anyone else some of your Central Perk Almond Fudge. I was delighted to open this pint and find gorgeous ribbons of fudge swirl on top. As someone who is more into green tea than coffee on a normal day, I could hardly complain about the coffee-shop-inspired treat.
Currently, you can buy Serendipity's ice cream pints in grocery stores and online on the Serendipity website for $7.99. And there's more where these came from: Later this year, the brand is releasing CaddyShack and A Christmas Story-inspired ice cream flavors. Happy scooping!
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