Betty's Elegant French Hot Chocolate

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make French Hot Chocolate. This goes wonderfully well with Betty's Perfect Almond Biscotti, which you will find in bettyskitchen.

Ingredients:

2 squares unsweetened chocolate (These are 1-ounce squares.)
cup water
cup sugar
pint whipping cream (1 cup)
pinch of salt
6 cups milk
additional whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder for topping (optional)

To prepare chocolate base, heat 2 squares unsweetened chocolate and cup water together and stir until blended. Add cup sugar and a pinch of salt. Boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool. When ready to serve, beat pint whipping cream until stiff and fold it into chocolate syrup. Spoon 2 tablespoons chocolate mixture into each cup. Heat 6 cups milk to scalding point. Pour over chocolate in cups. When you pour the hot milk over the chocolate base, the whipped cream in the base rises to the top, making a frothy topping. You may add some additional whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder to enhance this beautiful drink, if you like. Cheers! --Betty

Ingredients

Unsweetened chocolate 2 1/2 Ounce
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Whipping cream 1/2 Pint
Salt 1 Pinch
Milk 6 Cup (96 tbs)
For topping
Cocoa powder 2 Teaspoon
Whipping cream 4 Tablespoon
Biscotti 4

Directions

MAKING

1. In a double boiler, allow unsweetened chocolate to melt. Add water to it and stir until blended.

2. Add sugar and salt. Allow to boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Once done, let it cool completely in refrigerator before further use.

FINALIZING

3. When ready to serve, beat 1/2 pint whipping cream until stiff and fold it into chocolate syrup.

4. Spoon 2 tablespoons chocolate mixture into each cup.

5. Heat 6 cups milk to scalding point.

6. Pour over chocolate in cups.

SERVING

7. Top with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder to serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 737Calories from Fat 415

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g72.3%

Saturated Fat 29 g145%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 238 mg9.92%

Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 61 g

Protein 14 g28%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet