Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Creamy Hot Chocolate

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 14 min
  • Prep: 6 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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1/3 cup well-chilled heavy cream

1 tablespoon sugar

4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened)

2 cups whole milk


  1. In a bowl, with an electric mixer, beat cream with sugar until it just holds stiff peaks.
  2. Chop chocolate and reserve 2 teaspoons. In a small saucepan, heat milk with remaining chocolate over moderate heat, stirring, until it just comes to a simmer.
  3. Pour hot chocolate into 2 large mugs and top with whipped cream and reserved chocolate.
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