Treat yourself to something so decadent that one sip will make you weak in the knees!
We all need a special treat every now and then. Why not make that special treat a big mug full of rich Parisian hot chocolate? With our recipe, just one sip is going to make you swoon. It may just be the best thing that you have ever tried. You wanna know how to make it?
"best thing that you have ever tried"
Parisian hot chocolate varies from regular hot chocolate in its decadence. It is more rich, more chocolatey and more incredible than any other hot chocolate out there. Making drinking chocolate using whole milk and cream is one reason why this hot cocoa is so rich. The delicious fats in the milk (or "lait" which is French for milk) make it thick and creamy. Dark chocolate is also a culprit in the opulence of this drink. Try to use a high end, very dark chocolate if possible. We like to use chocolate that is labeled as 70% cocoa or higher. The higher the cocoa percent, the more chocolate taste your coco will have!
Espresso powder and vanilla extract are added in to help make the cocoa taste even more rich. Both ingredients highlight the chocolate, making it more flavorful. If you don’t have vanilla or espresso powder, you can skip them both and your Parisian hot drink will still be fantastic- we promise!
Want to make this drink even fancier? Call it "Lait au Chocolate Chaud". Milk in French is "Lait" and chocolate milk in French is Lait au Chocolate. The word chaud translates to mean hot. We should probably be calling a Parisian hot chocolate by it's authentic name!
This fantastic drink recipe is the perfect example of a non-alcoholic drink that will instantly put a smile on your face. Enjoy a warm cup on a cold night and you will instantly feel comforted and happy. Enjoy!