Angelina’s Hot Chocolate

Annacia *


The Angelina Cafe in Paris, open since 1903, serves a thick hot chocolate in demitasse cups with a tiny dollop of mascarpone and whipped cream. They are famous for making hot chocolate from melted chocolate bars. It is incredibly easy to prepare by mixing chocolate shavings with hot water. You can serve it in small cups or in 17th-century style chocolate pots and demitasse cups such as those sold in gourmet shops.

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15 Min
Stove Top


6 oz
chocolate, chopped (fine-quality semisweet or bittersweet)
1/4 c
water, room temperature
3 Tbsp
hot water
3 clove
hot whole milk, divided
sugar to taste
whipped cream, if desired (optional)


1In a double boiler over low heat, combine chocolate and 1/4 cup water until melted, stir until smooth.
2Remove top of double boiler pan from.

Whisk in 3 tablespoons hot water.
3Pour into pitcher or divide among individual 4 mugs.
4Either stir 3/4 cup hot milk into each mug or serve milk in a separate pitcher.
5Pass sugar and whipped cream in separate bowls; add to taste.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy