Decadent Hot Chocolate

While in Paris this past summer, T took me to a place (more than once!) on Rue Rivoli in front of Jardin du Tuileries called Angelina’s that is renowned for their hot chocolate. Since I do not drink coffee (allergic) or tea (don’t like it), my favorite hot morning drink is hot chocolate. And when you’re in Paris, you cannot visit the City of Lights without having a sip of true French chocolat chaud. Since that visit, I have tried to recreate that decadent hot chocolate to keep me warm on chilly, snowy days like today in Toronto. Tip – You can buy Angelina’s chocolate in Paris to truly remake their hot chocolate at home, but for those who are not in Paris here is another way to remake it:

 - 3 cups milk
 - 1/2 cup semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate chips
 - 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
 - 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
 - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, heat the milk on medium-heat. Pour in the chocolate chips and let melt. Stir frequently (Bring the heat down to a low-heat if the milk starts to get frothy).
French Hot Chocolate Next, add the cocoa powder and sugar. Stir.
French Hot Chocolate Finally, add the vanilla.
French Hot Chocolate Keep stirring until all is mostly mixed and has a deep chocolate color.
French Hot Chocolate Using a strainer to catch any unmelted chocolate chips, pour the hot chocolate into cups. Serve with whipped cream (optional).
French Hot Chocolate

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  1. Jessica Sparrow

    This sounds amazing! Perfect for Canadian winters, I’m definitely going to make this for my nephew (obsessed with hot chocolate!) and myself…mostly myself!
    Thanks Alyssa, you are awesome!

    Posted 12.3.14 Reply
  2. Wow this sounds delish. Can’t wait to jump on it and try it out! I may be in Florida but the only thing hot I drink is hot chocolate especially durring the holidays! Thanks Alyssa for sharing this with us!

    Posted 12.4.14 Reply
  3. Tara

    I was really excited to see this post because I’m a hot chocolate person too (I don’t like the taste of tea or coffee). Having been to Paris, I have had several exquisite cups of hot chocolate and I have to say after trying this recipe, it emulates Parisian hot chocolate perfectly. It is heavenly and decadent! Delicious!

    Posted 12.7.14 Reply
  4. Robyn

    Has anyone tried this is with almond milk? I’m lactose intolerant, but a HUGE fan of chocolate.

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
    • Madison

      I tried with almond milk and it was delicious!

      Posted 3.23.17 Reply
  5. you so sweet alayssa

    Posted 9.9.15 Reply