Friday, October 26, 2012


I figured we all could  use this morning :)

Jacques Torres

Second to delicious bon bons, people who visit my store come for a cup of our famous hot chocolate. It tastes like a melted chocolate bar—it is that rich and creamy. I never use cocoa powder. This is real chocolate to drink and it is very addictive too, so I created a great home blend for those who want it all the time.  .

To get my hot chocolate very frothy, I aerate it in this chocolate jug. Use the frothing device by pumping it up and down makes a big difference versus just stirring your drink.

It makes it thicker and it just tastes different—much, much more rich. You can either do it one of three ways:
  1. Put good melted chocolate on the bottom, pour in hot milk and mix in the jug.
  2. Pour in 1 cup of my hot chocolate mix, 2 cups of hot milk and mix in the jug. 
  3. Or mix the hot chocolate outside of the jug and pour it into the chocolatier to aerate.  
Pour the hot chocolate into Bodum double-walled glasses and serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. The two-wall construction keeps hot drinks hot (and iced drinks cold) longer so you can take your time sipping a mug of rich hot chocolate.Jacques Torres