If you’ve ever been to Paris, you’ve probably heard of the famous Parisian hot chocolate from Café de Flore and Angelina. This silky, rich and nutty flavoured beverage has captured the attention of locals for decades. Though Paris might be known for other pleasures like wine and croissants, this chocolat chaud has risen in popularity in recent years all thanks to TikTok.
Deciding who has the best hot chocolate in Paris is something of a heated debate. Some say Café de Flore reigns supreme, but I believe Angelina is the crème de la crème. By comparison, Angelina’s hot chocolate is pure luxurious decadence. In true Parisian fashion, no hot chocolate is complete without the pillowy goodness of homemade whipped cream. So if you’re craving the joie de vivre, indulge in this café classic all the way from Paris, France.
Use chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa.
Combine milk, heavy cream, powdered sugar and instant coffee powder in a saucepan over medium-low and let simmer for 10 minutes, whisking to dissolve sugar and coffee powder.
In the meantime, roughly chop chocolate into small bite-sized pieces.
Remove saucepan from heat and gradually combine chocolate pieces into the cream mixture until all pieces are melted. Add Nutella and mix until thoroughly combined. Set aside to cool.
In a stand mixer, combine heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk on medium speed for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
Pour warm hot chocolate into four small teacups. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top to taste. Serve immediately.