Parisian-Style Drinking Chocolate
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Yield: 2 servings
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) whole milk
  • 4 oz good-quality bittersweet chocolate (about 72% cacao), chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon instant espresso powder, dissolved in ½ teaspoon hot water (see Note below)
  • 1 small pinch sea salt
  1. Heat the milk in a small pot over medium heat until steaming.
  2. Whisk in the chocolate until smooth and creamy, then add the vanilla, dissolved espresso powder, and sea salt.
  3. Return to the heat and cook until steaming again.
  4. Serve.
To Make it More or Less Sweet: To make it more sweet, add 1 teaspoon sugar; to make it less sweet, add 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder.

Espresso Powder: The point isn’t to taste coffee in this drink, and with this amount of espresso powder, you won’t. The tiny bit of espresso flavor (like the little bit of vanilla and sea salt in this recipe) just pull out and accentuate the flavor of the chocolate.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaic™ at