Heavenly Hot Chocolate

I love these cups. I picked them up at a Thrift shop in Port Townsend, WA for about $3 each. 
The cup with pink flowers says "Made in occupied Japan" underneath. 

Three months ago, I was sitting in Paris, sipping hot chocolate. Brookie, my second oldest, was living in Spain for three months as an English tutor, and needed (according to me) an "adult" chaperone while she traveled through Spain, Italy and France. I know, sad for me. One day, while trekking around Paris we made a lunch stop at Angelina's for their famous pot of hot chocolate.  It's been touted as the "best hot chocolate in the world." I'm not sure if it's the best in the world, but it certainly is the richest cup I've ever had.

This is not your mother's hot chocolate. Or at least my mother's hot chocolate, which was, and still is, Swiss Miss. Now, I loved my Swiss Miss as a kid.  And I love a good cup of Stephen's hot cocoa now. This hot chocolate is not an everyday cup of cocoa. It's a thick, dark, decadent, rich cup of chocolate.  A grown up drink.  Hey, kids- you get out the Swiss Miss, Mommy will have this.

Oh, if you are on a diet, walk away, now.

Heavenly Hot Chocolate
Chowhound- Recipe for Angelina's Famous Hot Chocolate
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3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon confectioners sugar
4 oz. Bittersweet chocolate, not unsweetened (60-70 % Cacao)
whipped cream for topping

Heat milk, cream and Confectioners sugar in heavy pan over medium high heat until mixture bubbles. Remove pan from heat, and add chocolate.  Whisk until chocolate is melted and blended well.
Pour into small cups and top with a spoonful of whipped cream.
Serves 2

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  1. I am on a diet - and walking away about killed me!

  2. It does look heavenly with a richer brown than I've ever see.

  3. This is basically the recipe for chocolate ice cream! Drink ice cream? mmm...

    My sister texted me during class today and said "I just made blueberry muffins from that bountiful kitchen blog, they are heavenly!"

    :) We love you.

  4. oh yummmmmm..... that's the kind of hot chocolate i LOVE...;!! i'm going to have to make it. i'm supposed to be on a diet but i have no will power anyways and life is for enjoying right!

  5. Mmmmmm!!

    Awarded you a blogger award over at my blog, www.navefamilyfood.blogspot.com if you wanna check it out.

  6. It's cold and foggy here. This looks like the perfect afternoon treat for me!


  7. Woah. Now that looks like a perfect drink for mommy. Nice recipe.

  8. Look perfect and delicious!! x gloria

  9. You really should have been more accurate by calling it Chocolate Soup or Hot Chocolate Pudding. That stuff was THICK!
    It was a little 'dark' for me, I really can't go much deeper than milk chocolate. But Bob LOVED it! If you like hot chocolate from a coffee shop--very dark, a little bitter--then you will love this extremely rich, dark, sweet 'drink'.
    Tip: you will need a spoon.

  10. The hot chocolate looks sooo good but I especially love your teacups, great find!


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