How to Make Hot Chocolate Like the French Do

Tired of Swiss Miss? Sick of burning your tongue on a Starbucks hot chocolate that mostly tastes like overboiled milk? We’ve got the solution.

Make hot chocolate from scratch, à la française, with Chef Stephane at the French Cooking Academy. This easy 5-minute video will teach you the tricks to preparing a hot chocolate that will have your kids (or you) begging for more. All you need is raw cocoa powder, 70% chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, a pinch of salt, and milk. Chef Stephane even shows you how the French use hot chocolate for a simple, yet luxurious, breakfast. And if you can find it, chocolat chaud pairs perfectly with Chantilly, the French-style unsweetened whipped cream, to balance out the richness of the chocolate.

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