Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 20 minutes. This European-style hot chocolate is so rich, you only need a little. The kids will go crazy for it.
Health NOVEMBER 2007
1. In top part of a double boiler, mix milk, chocolate, cocoa, and sugar. Place over simmering water and cook, stirring occasionally with a whisk, until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth and hot, about 20 minutes. (Don't have a double boiler? Heat chocolate mixture in a small saucepan over a larger pan of boiling water.) Stir in cream and heat through.
2. Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream and the chocolate shavings, if desired, and serve while warm.
Variation: Make Mocha Chocolate à la Paris by substituting hot, strong-brewed coffee for whipping cream.
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