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real hot chocolate/ or white

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

This recipe is simple enough to make anytime you're looking for that chocolate fix. In Paris most places use low fat milk. I like to use whole milk. You can also replace some of the milk with strong coffee or add a hit of liqueur at the end, like cognac or Chartreuse. To Die For!

★★★★★ 2
serves 4 -6 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For real hot chocolate/ or white

  • 1 qt
    half and half or whole milk
  • 8 oz
    bittersweet or semi sweet chocolate , finely chopped ( i use chocolate chips)
  • 4 oz
    milk chocolate, finely chopped ( i use chocolate chips)
  • 1 sm
    pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • whipped cream and chocolate curls
  • 1 c
    white chocolate chips
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 4 c
    half and half
  • 1 tsp
  • whipped cream and white chocolate curls

How To Make real hot chocolate/ or white

  • 1
    Using a heavy bottomed saucepan, warm about 1/3 of the half and half, with the chopped chocolates and salt; stirring until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • 2
    Whisk in the remaining half and half, heating until the mixture is warmed through. Add the cinnamon.
  • 3
    Use a hand held blender or a whisk and mix the hot chocolate until it's completely smooth. Add a hit of cognac now if desired. Serve very warm with mound of whipped cream and chocolate curls on top!
  • photo from Paula Deen Collection
    For white hot chocolate: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine white chocolate chips and heavy cream, Stir continuously until white chips have completely melted. Stir in the the half and half, and vanilla extract. Stir occasionally until heated through. Pour into mugs and top with a dollop of vanilla whipped topping and garnish with white chocolate curl and a mint leaf if desired.

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