A few days ago I got a huge chocolate craving but a piece of chocolate just wasn’t going to do it. I wanted something warm, you know?
I usually make tea in the afternoons (this Dutch fresh mint tea is one of my favorites) but I decided to splash out and make French style hot chocolate for one – the kind made from a real chocolate bar. That little cup of hot chocolate made an unusually wet and dreary day SO much better!
If you’re looking for an easy yet luxurious chocolate treat, I highly recommend this rich, velvety hot chocolate! It only takes a few minutes to make and tastes a thousand times better than anything out of a packet. It even tastes amazing cold.
This recipe is for one serving of hot chocolate (because I usually make it just for myself, as my husband doesn’t like it as much as I do) but you can easily double, triple or quadruple the recipe. It’s best served in a small cup–this hot chocolate is so thick and rich that you don’t need more than a small amount to satisfy your chocolate craving!
How to Make Hot Chocolate For One
For this French style hot chocolate you’ll need the following ingredients: dark chocolate (at least 70% dark) and whole milk.
Brown sugar, whipped cream (which I highly recommend making with vanilla sugar), and chocolate curls are optional but delicious additions.
First, heat the milk over medium low. Chop the chocolate bar into small pieces and add to the warmed milk. Add the brown sugar, if using, and stir until the sugar is dissolved and the chocolate is melted. Bring to a low simmer. Stir continuously for 2-3 minutes or until the hot chocolate has thickened. Give it a taste; if you’d like it sweeter, add more brown sugar. Pour the hot chocolate into a cup and add a generous dollop of whipped cream. Top with chocolate curls.
Ahhh, such a delicious treat!
French Hot Chocolate Recipe for One
This thick, velvety hot chocolate is a luxurious treat ready in minutes!
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 oz chopped dark chocolate at least 70%
- 1 tsp brown sugar optional
- whipped cream optional
- chocolate shavings optional
Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Chop chocolate into small pieces.
When the milk is warm, add chocolate and brown sugar. Stir until melted. Then bring the hot chocolate to a low simmer for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Stir constantly.
Pour into a small cup and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Enjoy!