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A close up of a mug of Parisian hot chocolate with a vanilla marshmallow on top and chocolate shavings
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5 from 3 votes

French Hot Chocolate

Parisian hot chocolate is fantastically luxurious, smooth, creamy, and decadent! Made with fresh cream and flavorful chocolate, this Le Chocolat Chaud will transport you to the romantic streets of France with each sip!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 452kcal


  • 6 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream whipped to stiff peaks
  • 6 cups whole milk hot


  • Add chocolate and water to a small pot on low heat and stir until chocolate melts and is completely smooth.
  • Stir in sugar and salt over low heat. Continue to heat and stir for about 4 minutes or until it is pretty thick then remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Fold the chocolate into whipped cream and set in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, add two heaping tablespoons of chocolate cream mixture to a mug then fill with hot milk.


Store the leftover French hot chocolate in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat, use a microwave or a saucepan on low heat.


Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 621mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 687IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 5mg