Chocolat on a Cold Winter Storm Night

There is such romance to a winter snowstorm! What could be more charming against a backdrop of powdery white snow than snuggling up with a warm blanket, a sumptuous cup of hot cocoa, and a favorite movie or two? 

We have wonderful recipe for you for a hot chocolate! This recipe is so decadent and rich that it could almost serve as dessert.  And to add to the theme, a delicious clip from one of the most enchanting movies of all time - Chocolat by Lasse Hallstrom.



Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • 250 ml or 1 cup mllk
  • 50 ml or 1/4 cup cream
  • 30 gms or 1 ounce of chocolate 70% cocoa 
  • 1.5 teaspoons sugar 
  • 1 peppercorn (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring milk & cream to a boil.

Add chopped chocolate, sugar, and if using peppercorn and cinnamon.

Whisk over medium to low heat while chocolate melts for 5 to 10 minutes.

The flavor is enhanced if allowed to sit a few hours in the refrigerator. Heat again gently to serve.

A pour of hot chocolate from Chocolat