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Angelina Paris Divine Hot Chocolate Recipe?

Fleur Dec 7, 2005 02:38 AM

The hot chocolate, Chocolat Africain at ANGELINA on the rue de Rivoli in Paris the most wonderful heavenly drink in the world. Served in a pitcher with tiny cups and a coupe of chantilly on the side,nothing I have ever had here comes even close.
If anyone knows the secret recipe, please share.

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    emily Dec 7, 2005 07:51 AM

    I have several packages of Angelina's hot chocolate mix in my cupboard, so I haven't tried this, but check out the book "Hot Chocolate" by Michael Turback. It contains a recipe for Angelina's Chocolat L'Africain.

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      Fleur Dec 7, 2005 12:50 PM

      Thank you so much. I don't have the book. Could you please post the recipe?

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        emily Dec 7, 2005 04:04 PM

        Combine 3/4 cup whole milk, 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1 t. confectioners' sugar and heat over med-high till bubbles appear around edges. Remove from heat and add 4 oz Omanhene bittersweet chocolate (72%) that's been chopped. Stir till melted (you may need to return it to low heat). Serve with whipped cream.

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          sel Dec 9, 2005 11:23 AM

          emily- Just tried your recipe, substituting Callebaut Bittersweet Chocolate because that's what I had, and I used a stick (immersion) blender for a minute or two in the pan after the chocolate was melted. It's wonderful! Wish I could delete my recipe, your's is the best!

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      sel Dec 7, 2005 10:23 AM

      Angelina Café Hot Chocolate

      6 ounces fine-quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
      1/4 cup water, room temperature
      3 tablespoons hot water
      3 cups rich (not reduced fat content)hot milk
      Sugar to taste
      Whipped cream, if desired

      In double boiler over low heat, combine chocolate and 1/4 cup water until melted, stirring until smooth.

      Remove top of double boiler pan from heat. Whisk in 3 tablespoons hot water. Divide among individual 4 mugs. Stir 3/4 cup hot milk into each mug. Add sugar and whipped cream to taste.

      Makes 4 servings.

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        medicinejar Dec 8, 2008 05:24 PM

        I realize this is an old thread, but I am wondering how far ahead one could make the hot chocolate and then reheat just before serving?


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          John DePaula Dec 20, 2008 06:50 AM

          Optimally, 2-3 hours ahead of time would be good as the flavors will develop over time. Reheat gently before serving.

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        itryalot Dec 29, 2009 05:10 AM

        Just reviving this thread and read about this on the back of the WS hot chocolate. Is it Angelina or Angelique?
        Still the closest recipe posted by Emily?

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        1. re: itryalot
          emily Dec 29, 2009 09:42 AM

          It's Angelina. Here's the website:

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            itryalot Dec 30, 2009 09:49 AM

            Thanks..note to self...plan a winter trip to Paris.

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