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Le Chocolat Chaud

French Hot Chocolate

French Hot Chocolate, La Chocoat Chaud, is a true indulgence and so well worth it! Unlike traditional American varieties, it’s not made from cocoa powder but instead it uses a mixture of, milk, heavy cream and real chocolate. The difference in ingredients creates an intense, rich flavor and a lovely thick consistency. 

Le Chocolat Chaud is meant for slow sipping on cold Winter nights!

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 oz unsweetened chopped chocolate
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream whipped into stiff peaks
  • 6 cups whole milk

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add chocolate and water to a small pot on low heat and stir until chocolate melts and is completely smooth.
  • Stir in sugar and salt over low heat.  Continue to heat and stir for abut 4 minutes or until it is pretty thick then remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Fold the chocolate into whipped cream and set in the refrigerator.  When ready to serve, add two heaping tablespoons of chocolate cream mixture to a mug then fill it with hot milk.

NOTES

Store the leftover French hot chocolate in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  To reheat, use a microwave or a saucepan on low heat.