Fancy Hot Chocolate

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Chocolate Decorations:
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • Hot Chocolate:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup good-quality bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup good-quality semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Whipped cream, for serving
Directions
  • For the chocolate decorations: Put the melted chocolate into a pastry bag and snip off a tiny hole at the tip. Pipe lacy chocolate designs--just larger than the tea cups you're using--onto a baking mat or piece of parchment paper. Allow to set completely.

  • For the hot chocolate: Combine the milk and half-and-half in a small saucepan. Warm over medium-low heat, then stir in the bittersweet and semisweet chocolate chips, sugar and vanilla, heating until melted and combined. Transfer the mixture to a teapot.

  • To serve: place a lacy chocolate piece over each tea cup and pour over the hot chocolate. When the chocolate has melted into the cup, top with the whipped cream and enjoy.

  • Special Equipment: a pastry bag


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