Parisian Hot Chocolate

Parisian Hot Chocolate

For decades, Les Deux Magots has been a popular gathering spot for artists, writers, and other creative luminaries. Julia Child favored the café’s rich Chocolat des Deux Magots à l’ancienne, a sweetened mixture of melted chocolate and milk that inspires our decadent Parisian Hot Chocolate.

Parisian Hot Chocolate
Makes 4 servings
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces 60% cacao chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a small saucepan, bring milk just to a boil over medium heat. Whisk in chocolate and sugar until blended. If necessary, cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until completely smooth and heated through. (Do not allow to boil). Stir in vanilla extract. Divide among demitasse, espresso, or tea cups; serve immediately.
Note: For easy pouring, the hot chocolate can be made in a 4-cup glass measuring cup using a microwave.

To explore more iconic sites, see “Julia Child: Following in Her Footsteps” on page 57 of the May/June 2019 issue, available on newsstands and at

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