Double Hot Chocolate Recipe

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 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee powder Double Hot Chocolate Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

SHOW: Barefoot Contessa
EPISODE: Post Cards From Paris

Total Time: 25 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 10 min

Yield: Makes 5 cups; serves 4 to 5

Level: Easy


2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 cups half-and-half
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
8 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee powder
4 to 5 vanilla beans or cinnamon sticks


Heat the milk and half-and-half in a saucepan on medium heat to just below the simmering point. Remove the pan from the heat and add both chocolates. When the chocolates are melted, add the sugar, vanilla extract, and espresso and whisk vigorously. Reheat gently and serve immediately. Use a vanilla bean or cinnamon stick to garnish each serving.

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