Hope you all had a great thanksgiving.
We are officially in December. It is the season to be jolly. It also happens to be the season of cookies, lights, celebration and HOT CHOCOLATE. This is our first hot chocolate for the season.
I remember Paris, the city of love and food.
We visited Paris when my little one was 4 (not sure if it was a good idea, but he was a doll). He loved the people, the walks, the train rides and the HOT CHOCOLATE. The fussy eater survived the entire trip on hot chocolate and bread only.
The hot chocolate in Paris is deliciously thick, and absolutely heavenly.
One of the few things that I got back from my visit was a lot of French hot chocolate mix. We ran out of the mix pretty quickly. I think I was the main culprit...:)
It was pretty surprising that authentic hot chocolate had no cream in it, according to the Parisian locals. So this is how I started making it at home, and it is quite close to the original that we had.
This is my lite version. It's still thick and creamy, and I've spiked it with some rose petals. In my opinion, it's a very special touch.