Some of the best hot chocolate you will ever have, and incredibly easy to make!
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Keyword: european hot chocolate, hot chocolate, jacques torres
For The Hot Chocolate
2cupswhole or 2% milk
1cup60% dark chocolate, in disks or coarsely chopped
For The Whipped Cream
1cupheavy cream, chilled
Using a stand mixer, whisk heavy cream with whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Set aside.*
Bring milk to a boil in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Lower the heat to medium then add the chocolate, whisking vigorously until it is completely melted. Add the milk powder and cornstarch, still whisking for a minute or two more, until everything is dissolved and the mixture is smooth and thick.
To serve, divide the hot chocolate among three or four mugs or glasses, then garnish each with a large dollop of whipped cream.
*The whipped cream on its own is not sweet, but when served with the hot chocolate it is perfect. You can of course add some powdered sugar to sweeten the whipped cream, but we don't think that this hot chocolate needs it.