A little bit naughty and a lot nice, Serendipity 3 is a colorful culinary landmark for New York’s sweets-seeking families, tourists, and scenemakers alike. Serendipity Sundaes (following on the success of their last book, Sweet Serendipity) is chock-full of entertaining inspiration for creating your own versions of its world-famous towering treats at home. Sprinkled throughout the many easy recipes are morsels of the restaurant’s celebrity-studded history and candy-colored personality. Wit and whimsy abound in the realm of Serendipity—there’s the Strawberry Fields Sundae, the Cheesecake Vesuvius, and the Outrageous Banana Split, to name but a few. Don’t forget the many melting sundae spinoffs either—the famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Milkshakes and Malteds. For the truly devoted decadents, there is also a section on making your own ice cream, sauces, and special toppings from scratch.
Once you taste homemade marshmallows, there’s no going back to those bags of white, spongy, chemically, jet-puffed things. Quicker and easier than you think and made from stuff you already have on hand.