Real French Hot Chocolate Recipe
Intense, rich, and most decadent French sipping chocolate that is absolute heaven for any chocolate lover.
Cups for serving
60 to 70% cacao
Heat the milk, heavy cream, and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Do not allow the mixture to boil.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the
until melted. If needed, return the saucepan to low heat for the chocolate to melt completely.
Serve warm, in demitasse or
, topped with whipped cream and with a side of sparkling water if desired.
or Godiva, I
do not recommend chocolate chips
as they contain stabilizers and do not melt as well.
To benefit from all the benefits of cocoa, prefer
rather than all other chocolates containing many more chemicals and less cocoa content.
(if you have any) can be cooled to room temperature, then refrigerated in an airtight container or a mason jar. Reheat gently in the microwave or in a saucepan over low heat.
? I recommend full-fat coconut milk for a dairy-free option that yields a similar experience. Do not use water.
If you prefer it sweeter, add sugar to taste or use milk chocolate instead.
For a thicker consistency, let the melted chocolate cool a bit and then pour into the serving cups.
If your hot chocolate is too
, add more milk or cream.
Cooled sipping chocolate will be very thick. It will
as you heat it.
I suggest small servings of this French sipping chocolate as it is quite rich.
(or demi-tasse) is a suitable option.
This recipe yields four ½-cup servings or eight espresso-cup servings.
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
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