Chocolat Chaud
Photo by Claire McCormack

Dallas restaurateur Hedda Gioia Dowd grew up in France and fondly recalls her grandmother preparing it for her each morning. Today, she serves a classic chocolat chaud at her restaurant, rise n˚1, and never misses a chance to indulge herself. “It could be 102 degrees out and I still drink hot chocolate. It’s my way of staying in touch with my grandmother.”

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4 servings

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate morsels
  • Sugar to taste
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  1. Add milk to medium saucepan set over medium heat, and cook until it begins to boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Add chocolate and stir until well incorporated, then add sugar. Continue mixing until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour mixture into hot mugs, and top with whipped cream.
  • From Hedda Gioia Dowd of Rise n˚1 Salon de Souffle, in Dallas, Texas

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