A decadent European sipping chocolate treat.
- 3 ounces high quality dark chocolate Scharffen Berger is my favorite - http://scharffenberger.com
- 1 2/3 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder high quality, high cacao percentage
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp sugar
Roughly chop up the chocolat. Add all four ingredients to a medium sauce pan over medium heat (chocolate, cacao powder, milk and cream). Gently whisk until combined. Continue to cook until you reach your preferred thickness as it will continue to thicken the longer you cook it over the heat. (for more sweetness, add 1 tablespoon of sugar)
Remove from heat and serve into small sipping cups.
In a small mixing bowl, hand-whisk or using a handmixer, whisk the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until combined and soft, yet sturdy peaks.
Add a dollop of whipping cream to each cup of chocolat chaud (it will begin to melt quickly), and a shaving of the remaining chocolate bar to top the whipping cream.
Enjoy a decadent treat.
Place remaining chocolat chaud in a covered pan into the refrigerator. When ready to enjoy again, place back on top of the stove in a sauce pan and reheat over low-medium heat, stirring consistently until the heat and thickness (it will be thicker from the start and only get thicker) you desire is reached.