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Parisian Hot Chocolate

parisian-hot-chocolate Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Dawn Sinkowski

Ingredients

  • 1 quart 1% low-fat milk
  • 6 ounces high quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • Whipped cream, for serving, optional
  • Grated bittersweet chocolate, for serving, optional

Preparation


1. In top part of a double boiler, mix milk, chocolate, cocoa, and sugar. Place over simmering water and cook, stirring occasionally with a whisk, until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth and hot, about 20 minutes. (Don't have a double boiler? Heat chocolate mixture in a small saucepan over a larger pan of boiling water.) Stir in cream and heat through.

2. Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream and the chocolate shavings, if desired, and serve while warm.

Variation: Make Mocha Chocolate à la Paris by substituting hot, strong-brewed coffee for whipping cream.



    Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 20 minutes. This European-style hot chocolate is so rich, you only need a little. The kids will go crazy for it.
  • Yield: Makes 8 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 244
Fat per serving: 14g
Saturated fat per serving: 7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 7g
Carbohydrate per serving: 32g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 16mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 58mg
Calcium per serving: 157mg

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