French Hot Chocolate (Chocolat Chaud)

Use the finest ingredients possible, quality chocolate and cocoa make quite a difference here. The original recipe even advises using bottled mineral water.


For 4 6-oz servings
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz) (28 g) cocoa
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped


  1. Combine the sugar, cocoa, and water in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to the boil, whisking until smooth. Cook 1 minute.
  2. Add milk and bring to boil again.
  3. Add chocolate and return to boil, whisking constantly until chocolate melts and mixture thickens.
  4. Blend for 5 minutes with an immersion mixer or whirl the hot chocolate in a standard blender for half a minute, until thick and foamy.

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