Chocolat Chaud

Chocolat Chaud

In 1643, Princess Maria Theresa of Spain brought a gift of chocolate to France, a royal chocolate maker was employed, and chocolate has been a rage ever since, thus giving way to...

Chocolat Chaud.


This recipe requires no special regional ingredients, so it is extremely easy to make!

Prep: 2 mins, Cook: 5 mins

Yield: About 3 Cups (3 servings)


6 ounces chocolate (semisweet, chopped or white)

1/4 cup hot water

3 tablespoons hot water 

 3 cups hot milk 

Sugar to taste 

Garnish: whipped cream, chocolate curls (optional)



Using a double boiler or a heat-safe glass bowl over simmering water, melt the chopped chocolate into ¼ cup of the water.

Stir in the 3 tablespoons hot water and milk until the chocolate mixture is smooth.

Pour the hot chocolate into cups and add sugar as desired.

Garnish each cup with a spoonful of whipped cream and a few chocolate curls and enjoy!


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