Recipe courtesy of Jeffrey Steingarten

Chocolat Chaud

  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 6-ounce cups
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2 1/4 cups whole milk

1/4 cup bottled water

1/4 cup (generous) superfine granulated sugar

1 bar (100 grams) quality dark bittersweet chocolate, chopped with a serrated bread knife

1/4 cup cocoa powder, loosely packed


  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, stir together the milk, water and sugar. bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the chopped chocolate and cocoa and bring to a boil again, whisking. Remove from the heat. Blend for a few minutes with an immersion mixer or blender until thick and foamy.

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