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overhead shot of hot chocolate in a brown mug and topped with star shaped marshmallows
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5 from 3 votes

French Hot Chocolate

A rich cup of French Hot Chocolate made from scratch using real cream, dark chocolate, and espresso.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: French
Keyword: best hot chocolate, homemade hot chocolate, hot cocoa
Servings: 4
Calories: 513kcal



  • Combine milk, heavy cream, powdered sugar, brown sugar, and espresso in a saucepan.
  • Set saucepan over medium-heat and cook until bubbles form around the sides of the saucepan.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the chopped dark chocolate; continue to whisk until completely melted.
  • Pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and/or marshmallows.
  • Serve.


Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 608IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 7mg