Profoundly rich & velvety with the perfect balance of bitter & sweet, French hot chocolate is a delicious midday pick-me-up or decadent end-cap. While chocolate was first brought to France by Spanish Conquistadors and revered by only the nobility, it was popularized, and therefore widely available, after the Industrial Revolution. At which time, the fortifying and energizing virtues of Chocolat Chaud could be found gracing tea rooms, most notably Angelina in Paris.
Break apart chocolate into small pieces.
Set a double boiler over medium heat. *
Add chocolate pieces and stir occasionally until melted.
Remove from heat.
In a small saucepan, heat milk over medium-low heat.
Add melted chocolate, whisking to combine.
Continue whisking to thicken, about 5 minutes.
Naturally low-carb & gluten-free
* If you do not have a double boiler, simmer a few inches of water in a medium saucepan, fit a glass bowl inside, ensuring water does not enter the container.