Parisian-style hot chocolate

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 4
Parisian-style hot chocolate

Place the milk, water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat, add the chocolate and whisk until the chocolate is melted.


Using an immersion blender, whip the hot chocolate in the saucepan for 1 minute. If you don’t have an immersion blender, pour half the mixture into a blender, cover, then cover the top of the blender with a towel, holding down the lid, and whip on high speed for 1 minute. Repeat with the remaining chocolate mixture. Serve immediately. Makes about 4 cups.

Adapted from “Paris Sweets” by Dorie Greenspan. Greenspan calls for bittersweet chocolate, but it’s also delicious made with a dark chocolate such as Valrhona Le Noir 61% cacao. If not you’re not serving it immediately, refrigerate for up to 2 days in a covered container, then heat, blend and serve.

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