- 3 cups whole milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- Pinch of salt
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- In a medium saucepan, combine the milk with the sugar, espresso powder and salt. Cook over moderate heat until the milk is steaming and a few bubbles appear around the edge of the pan, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the chopped chocolates. Let stand for 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Whisk in the cream and keep warm.
- In a medium bowl, beat the cream with the sugar until firmly whipped.
- Ladle the hot chocolate into cups or mugs. Top with dollops of whipped cream and serve.
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.