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DRINKS: The Best Hot Chocolate

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Some years ago my family and I spend our first vacation in the South of France. We had some tarte au citron, good wine, French cuisine, but most importantly we had the best hot chocolate in the world: chocolatey, hot and thick. We had a stroll through a little village in the Provence, when all of a sudden it started to rain heavenly, so we went as fast as possible into the next coffee shop, which was a really small café, with some homemade cakes, some tables and chairs (which did not match, which made the whole café just so so cute). We ordered a hot chocolate, not knowing that our perception of the term “hot chocolate” would change completely. After this hot chocolate, every other hot chocolate was disappointing. However accidently I saw a recipe for “French hot chocolate” last week and I thought why not give it a try. It brought back all the memories and I will never ever make chocolate any other way. Its just the best hot chocolate in the world.

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You will need for two mugs:

x 700ml milk
x 1 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
x 1 1/2 tbsp. cornstach
x 1 1/2 tbsp. vanilla sugar
x 100g dark chocolate, in small pieces

Slowly heat up the milk with the vanilla sugar. Meanwhile, put the cocoa powder and the cornstach in a glass, add a splash of milk and stir until you have smooth mixture. When the milk is boiling, stir in the cocoa powder mixture and let it boil until the milk has thickened up. Then stir in the chocolate and wait until it is melted completely. Et voilá the best hot chocolate is ready.

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