There are hot fudge sundaes and then there’s the Serendipity hot fudge sundae. Picture a mountain of handmade mint chocolate chip ice cream swathed in rich, creamy, bittersweet hot fudge. Each bite a tiny miracle. A revelation. An explosion of warm molten chocolatey sweetness and mint and cream — all perfectly blended.
And since 1954, Serendipity 3 has been serving their signature hot fudge sundaes and other decadent creations to kids and kids at heart. Andy Warhol was a fan. And Cher continues to come for the frozen hot chocolate. So do Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who like to share the banana splits. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis first discovered the place while pregnant with John John. Marlene Dietrich preferred the fruit cake but declared that it was too expensive. And Taylor Swift was known to leave a 40 percent tip for a plate of cheese ravioli.
Just as delicious is the whimsical decor. The two story restaurant feels more like the coolest antiques shop with multicolored glass Tiffany lamps, gigantic clocks and stained glass windows.
And there is no place better to splurge on a mint chip hot fudge sundae (like I did on this summery April night). And I even walked home though Central Park. Look at it all illuminated. Simply a delicious night.