Parisian Hot Chocolate

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

This drinking chocolate is rich and intense—serve it in a tiny espresso cup to avoid overdose.

A bittersweet chocolate with a 60% cacao has the right amount of sweetness. If you can't find it, use a good quality semisweet chocolate.

Parisian Hot Chocolate

About This Recipe

Yield:6 servings
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
Special equipment:medium saucepan, whisk
This recipe appears in: Chocoholic: Parisian Hot Chocolate


  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 10 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 ounces 60% bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped


  1. 1

    In medium saucepan, stir cocoa with sugar and salt. Stir in milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate.

  2. 2

    Heat over medium heat until, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Gently whisk to completely homogenize mixture. Avoid allowing mixture to come to boil. Serve immediately.

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