04 May 2008

Parisian Warm Chocolate

One of our bargaining tools since we moved into the apartment has been swimming. It has given the kids something to look forward to, if they "earn" it. Saturday we were supposed to make our big debut at the pool. And guess what? We got sick... cold, allergies, flu, everybody had something by the week's end. Oh the tears... the tears and the production that ensued. "Can't we at least put our TOES in the water?" "How about we just go LOOK at the pool?" "I'll only swim for 2 minutes, I promise!" And not only were the kids under the weather, but we had a cold front come through and the high was only 72 on Saturday.

I felt bad - really, really bad - for them. So I got out my "tool box" of mommy ideas and decided everyone deserved a special treat. Whatever they wanted, I'd go and get it for them. My oldest daughter made a very wise choice: hot chocolate. Sounded great to me, and I thought it might even be fun to try a gourmet-type recipe. I came across this one via google, called Parisian Warm Choclate, and it is divine. Have you ever read Chocolat? Well, this is what I imagine Vianne must have served in her shop.


1 cup whole milk
1/3 heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
5 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped


Simmer the milk, cream and sugar together until just boiling. Stir in the chocolate until melted. Don't let it boil.

Serves 4 (or in our case, 2)

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Cocoa said...

Mmmmm...I'm going to try this tonight since our low temps are still in the teens.

Chel said...

yum... maybe I can try it cold, since it's almost 100 degrees already! I hope everyone starts feeling better soon!

utmommy said...

Yummy! Sounds like a kid after my own heart.

Yvonne said...

Yum--that sounds so rich and delicious.

I sure hope everyone feels better and can enjoy the pool soon.

Moobs said...

I can feel my arteries clog just reading this. fantastic.

the lazy reader said...

OH! OH! OH! I have GOT to try this is sounds so scruptious.