Fancy Hot Chocolate

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min (includes setting time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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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


Special equipment:
a pastry bag
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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