Learn how to make delicious hot chocolate. This simple and easy-to-make recipe is perfect for the cold!

French Hot Chocolate

Recipe by caion


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Rich, dark, and creamy, French hot chocolate or chocolat chaud isn’t like any hot chocolate you’ve had before.


  • 100g dark chocolate

  • 500ml whole milk

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 pinch salt


  • Start by thinly chopping 100g of dark chocolate.
  • Once the pieces are roughly the same size, set the chocolate aside and pour 500 ml of whole milk into a sauce pan on your stove.
  • Add two cinnamon sticks and a little vanilla extract then turn the heat on the medium and begin whisking.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until the milk starts to boil and he cinnamon has infused it’s flavour into the milk. This will take roughly 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cinnamon sticks, turn off the heat and add 1 tbsp of high quality cocoa powder.Remove the cinnamon sticks
  • Whisk to incorporate the powder into the milk, then remove from the stovetop and strain the mixture through a sieve.sieve
  • Return the strained mixture to the stove with the heat still turned off.
  • Add about a tsp of sugar (or more if you want it sweeter) as well as a pinch of salt.
  • This is really important as it will enhance the flavour of the chocolate which you can add next.
  • Turn the heat back on and stir until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • If you like it thicker, keep cooking for a few more minutes until it reaches your desired consistency or simply remove from the heat and serve immediately.
  • Your French Hot Chocolate is ready!French Hot Chocolate

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