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:
Ingredients: - 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).
Next, add the cocoa powder and sugar. Stir.
Finally, add the vanilla.
Keep stirring until all is mostly mixed and has a deep chocolate color.
Using a strainer to catch any unmelted chocolate chips, pour the hot chocolate into cups. Serve with whipped cream (optional).