|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: About 3 Cups (3 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||40%|
|Saturated Fat 18g||92%|
|Total Carbohydrate 39g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||22%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Try this rich chocolat chaud recipe, also known as French hot chocolate, for an over-the-top treat. For centuries, chocolate has been purported to hold great health benefits – it enhances circulation, improves the libido, gives energy, and has been used as a tonic for infectious disease and digestive disorders.
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.
Cook’s note: For a different flavor, use chopped bittersweet or white chocolate. Remember to choose a premium chocolate for the best chocolat chaud.
- 6 ounces chocolate (semisweet, chopped)
- 1/4 cup water (hot)
- 3 tablespoons water (hot)
- 3 cups milk (hot)
- Sugar to taste
- Garnish: whipped cream, chocolate curls
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.