French Sipping Chocolate Recipe

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It’s not a secret that French seriously know what they’re doing when it comes to food and this sipping chocolate is no exception.  It’s creamy, intense, rich, and most decadent hot chocolate that is absolute heaven for any chocolate lover and even those less inclined.

 

French sipping chocolate is creamy, intense, rich, and most decadent hot chocolate that is absolute heaven for any chocolate lover and even those less inclined.

I know I’m risking some eye-rolls and head-turns with this recipe because it’s the season of healthy resolutions, but don’t dismiss it just yet.  Or at least save the recipe for when you allow yourself a little indulgence. You won’t regret it. It is consumed in small quantities and chocolate has its own health benefits. For example, it saved my husband’s life so many times. 😉 Without it, I’m a beast!

 

Just ask the French about the importance of chocolate.  You can read about their 8 eating secrets in Time. Sipping is the best way to enjoy it. It’s both a beverage and dessert and it takes care of your mental health too, ha!

 

It’s such a mood and energy lifter. It helped my friend Donna and me after a long flight to Portland, OR last fall. If you’re ever in the area, go to Creo Chocolate and order sipping chocolate. The proper way to consume it is to take a spoon of whipped cream and dip it into the chocolate. After each sip, cleanse your palate with sparkling water. Truly a great experience, as I can say for all Portland food we tried. I often make their Flat Bread Goatcheese Portobello Pizza with Rabbits Salad I had there.  Yummy.  I digress.

 

So, forget your basic hot cocoa – this French sipping chocolate is just what you need and it’s perfect for sharing. Enjoy it on Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart. It’s sweet, silky, and sensual!

 

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French Sipping Chocolate Recipe

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Delicious cup of French sipping chocolate with whipping cream.

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, 60 to 70% cacao
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream, for serving

 

~ Free Tip ~

  • Unless Ghirardelli or Godiva, I do not recommend chocolate chips as they contain stabilizers and do not melt as well.
  • Leftover French sipping chocolate can be cooled to room temperature, then refrigerated in an airtight container or a mason jar. Reheat gently the in the microwave or in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Need dairy-free sipping chocolate? I recommend full-fat coconut milk for a similar experience. Do not use water.
  • If you prefer sweeter sipping chocolate, add sugar to taste or use milk chocolate.

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat the milk and heavy cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Do not allow the mixture to boil.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the chocolate until melted. If needed, return the saucepan to low heat for the chocolate to melt completely.
  3. Serve warm, in demitasse or espresso cups, topped with lots of whipped cream and with a side of sparkling water if desired.

 

Drinking chocolate

 

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for French Sipping Chocolate


 

French sipping chocolate recipe

5 from 9 votes
French Sipping Chocolate Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
8 mins
 

Intense, rich, and most decadent  French sipping chocolate that is absolute heaven for any chocolate lover.

Course: Beverage, Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces  bittersweet chocolate 60 to 70% cacao
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat the milk and heavy cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Do not allow the mixture to boil.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the chocolate until melted. If needed, return the saucepan to low heat for the chocolate to melt completely.
  3. Serve warm, in demitasse or espresso cups, topped with lots of whipped cream and with a side of sparkling water if desired.
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • Unless Ghirardelli or Godiva, I do not recommend chocolate chips as they contain stabilizers and do not melt as well.
  • Leftover French sipping chocolate can be cooled to room temperature, then refrigerated in an airtight container or a mason jar. Reheat gently the in the microwave or in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Need dairy-free sipping chocolate? I recommend full-fat coconut milk for a similar experience. Do not use water.
  • If you prefer sweeter sipping chocolate, add sugar to taste or use milk chocolate.

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48 Comment

  1. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    January 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Wow, yum. And Mr Shoes has been saved by candy a time or 2 also.
    This is what I imagine they were serving in Versailles, hundreds of years ago.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 16, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      Haha, you get me 😉
      I bet they did and still do! And now we can too, ha!

  2. Reply
    Laura
    January 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    It’s not enough, is it, that I told you I love your blog/emails? Did you really think posting this recipe about sipping chocolate was necessary to keep me lured in? Okay, fine. Will you be my sister?
    I have all I need to make this drink and I will be having it tonight. I love the darker chocolates, 85% at least, so I think I’ll add a bit of sugar to the whipped cream, but only a bit. Nothing needs to come between me and my chocolate, unless it wants to die a slow and lingering death, that is!
    Thanks again, Jas. You had me at chocolate…

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 18, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      Haha, nope, I need more proof! 😉 I can’t have enough sisters, so yes, I’ll be yours too. Thank you, Laura, for your kindness! I really appreciate it. And if anyone comes between you and your chocolate, I’ll help you hide the body, bwahahaha. Have a super rest of the week!

  3. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    January 21, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    What a decadent treat! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 21, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      Thank you, Helen! It surely is and I wouldn’t suggest making it in a large mug, lol.

  4. Reply
    Clare @Budget Mums
    January 21, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Oh my goodness! That looks like heaven in a cup.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 22, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks, that’s precisely how it tastes, LOL.

  5. Reply
    Sue Ready
    January 21, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Generally the French are in good shape and capable of sipping a decadent chocolate treat and still manage to keep their weight in check. I’ve read a little dark chocolate now and then has redeeming health benefits. This recipe is on my list.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 22, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      You’re so right! This is definitely not an everyday treat, but on occasion, it’s not worse than other sweet junk we consume (well, at least I do, ha!)

  6. Reply
    Smiling Notes
    January 22, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Wow! That looks absolutely delicious!! Such a gorgeous treat… will definitely try it out 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 22, 2018 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m thrilled you like it. 😀

  7. Reply
    Akaleistar
    January 22, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    That sipping chocolate looks heavenly!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 22, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      Trust me, it is. 😉

  8. Reply
    Alisa Infanti
    January 22, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    This looks amazing! So bad on my waistline I bet yet I bet they taste oh so good!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 22, 2018 at 10:28 pm

      I hear you, Alisa! 😀 It’s like eating half a bar of chocolate in one sitting, but it’s soo yummy!

  9. Reply
    Lisa
    January 23, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Sipping chocolate seems like a decadent treat perfect for Valentine’s Day. I’ll make it for my sweetheart. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 24, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      So true, Lisa! Hope you and your sweetheart enjoy it. 🙂

  10. Reply
    Jan
    January 23, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    That looks delicious and certainly worth it! I’d love for you to share over at a new party called Let’s Party https://themarkandjanshow.com/2018/01/02/lets-party-5/… look forward to seeing you there!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 24, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks so much, Jan! Heading over there now. 🙂

  11. Reply
    Sandra L Garth
    January 24, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Life is too short not to enjoy good chocolate and I’m not going to miss out on this one. I’ll eat more veggies next week. Thanks for linking up with us at Celebrate Your Story!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 24, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      You’re absolutely right, Sandra! I’m stacking up veggies too, lol. 😉

  12. Reply
    Natalie A
    January 24, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Wow, just the way you describe it sounds amazing! I could go for a cup right now! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 24, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks, Natalie! It really is an exceptional treat.

  13. Reply
    Deanna Piercy
    January 25, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    My husband and I indulged in cups of hot chocolate in Paris a few years ago. Divine! He would be thrilled if I were to recreate that for him at home. 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 25, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      I hope you do and I hope it evokes nice memories. 🙂

  14. Reply
    Kathleen Rupp
    January 26, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Pinned that! Looks delicious Jas. Saw your post through the sew it cook it craft it party:)

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 26, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks so much, Kathleen! Really appreciate it. 🙂

  15. Reply
    Jann Olson
    January 26, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    A friend gave me a jar of this for Christmas. It’s still in the fridge and we haven’t tried it yet. Guess we need to. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  16. Reply
    Leslie
    January 27, 2018 at 9:53 am

    OMG, this sounds so indulgent & yummy. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  17. Reply
    Roseann Hampton
    January 27, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    This does look decadent! So glad you mentioned the coconut milk alternative! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from http://www.thisautoimmunelife.com

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 27, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you, Roseann! 🙂

  18. Reply
    Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
    January 28, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    This is some legit sipping chocolate! The French definitely are doing it right 🙂 Thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 28, 2018 at 10:32 pm

      They sure are, Kelly. Thank you for stopping in.

  19. Reply
    April J Harris
    January 28, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Your French Sipping Chocolate is a gorgeously indulgent treat, Jas! We definitely all need a treat from time to time! Thank you so much for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 28, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you, April, and thanks for the 5-star review. I truly appreciate it. XO

  20. Reply
    Miz Helen
    January 29, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I will sure enjoying sipping your French Chocolate, oh my! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 29, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      Will definitely do. Thanks, Miz Helen!

  21. Reply
    Sheri
    January 29, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    This looks amazing! Thanks for joining the To Grandma’s House We Go link party! Hope to see you next week.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 29, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks, Sheri!

  22. Reply
    Debbie Kitterman
    February 1, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Uhm, Hello! Yes please, this drink sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing at #tuneInThursday last week, I look forward to what you will share this week. Yum and I love your pictures – I just can’t wait to go buy all the ingredients to make this!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 1, 2018 at 10:56 am

      Thank you, Debbie! Much appreciated. Have a blessed day!

  23. Reply
    Christina Makri
    February 2, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Your photos are always so realistic that I think I can have everything through my screen! Yummy!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you for your compliment, Christina! It really means so much. Have a great weekend!

  24. Reply
    Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal
    February 2, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Halo Jas! Oh, my! I’m excited to find your hot chocolate recipe and have pinned to several of my Pinterest boards for you. {Plus shared to my French Ethereal FB page.} I had the great pleasure to visit Deutschland und Holland back in 1981 and my husband went with an old girlfriend and her family to Italia und Österreich around the same time. We both LOVE European chocolate and are looking for a good espresso maker to be able to indulge a little with some European flare. Thank you for this chocolate recipe! Can’t wait to try it this weekend when we get back home to Texas!!!

    Bisous,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      Hi, Barbara! Welcome to my humble blog, so glad you’re here. 😀 There’s nothing better than European chocolate, although I might be biased, ha! Enjoy your espresso maker when you find one. Thanks for stopping in!

  25. Reply
    Sharon@bluewillowhouse
    February 2, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Looks delicious ! Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. I’m featuring your recipe at Snickerdoodle party tomorrow.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      You made my day, Sharon! Thank you!!

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