Barefoot Contessa's Hot Chocolate

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This sounds so delicious! The Barefoot Contessa recommends using Valrhona (French) or Callebaut (Belgain) brands of high quality chocolate for this so splurge!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat milk and half and half in a saucepan on medium heat to just below the simmering point.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add both types of chocolate.
  3. When they are melted, add the sugar, vanilla extract and espresso and whisk vigorously.
  4. Reheat gently and serve immedietly garnished with vanilla beans or cinnamon sticks.


Most Helpful

This is a very tasty, decadent hot choclate drink. It had such a rich chocolate flavor, and was very smooth and creamy. The cinnamon stick or vanilla bean is very handy to use to stir the drink throughout, keeping all the flavors from separating. Made for the "Secret Ingredient" tag game.

NorthwestGal March 02, 2009

I fixed this for my husband and myself. He didn't like it, but he doesn't care for too many flavors mixed together. I loved the coffee and vanilla. It was rich and very good. Thanks!

Sharon123 January 20, 2009

I made this for Comfort Cafe and it was the best. It's cold outside and this really hit the spot. I have always used the powdered hot chocolate mix that you buy in the store. Never again. This was delicious.

Sunshine Forever January 16, 2009

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