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Parisian-style hot chocolate

As soon as we turned the corner onto La Rambla, Barcelona's famed pedestrian street, I was ready to sit down at the first outdoor table and order that hot chocolate. The one I had yet to taste. The one that ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes | Serves 4
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, finely chopped

Step 1Place 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.

Step 2Using 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.

Note: 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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