French Hot Chocolate (Parisian Hot Chocolate)
French Hot Chocolate is a decadently thick and creamy hot chocolate also know as Parisian Hot Chocolate or Chocolate Chaud made with heavy cream and dark chocolate. It's perfect for sipping on a chilly winter day.
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso powder
- 4 ounces dark chocolate I used Lindt 70% - See notes
Gently heat the milk and heavy cream in a medium sized saucepan, and then add the coffee and dark chocolate.
Continuously whisk until the dark chocolate completely melts and the French Hot chocolate thickens. We don’t want to boil this mixture, so keep the heat medium low.
Remove from heat, and pour into mugs and serve immediately.
Leftover French Hot Chocolate can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- You may use any kind of chocolate you like, but dark chocolate lends the most intense flavour to this French Hot chocolate. I used Lindt 70% dark chocolate but Ghiradelli or Godiva are great options too.
- Always keep the heat medium low while making hot chocolate. We don't want the milk and cream to boil, just simmering is good.
- You may skip the coffee if you want, but it does intensify the chocolate flavor in this French Hot Chocolate.
Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 7mg