Something You Should Drink: Gourmet hot chocolate from Hot Chocolate

January 4, 2011

While we usually reserve this space to recommend things we think are worth eating, this week, we're turning to a favorite cold-weather remedy that's drinkable: hot chocolate.  As a kid, my experience was limited to Swiss Miss (with water, thanks Mom).  But today, several pastry chefs have their own box of pre-measured mix that you can make yourself at home - always featuring high-quality chocolate inside and usually requiring the addition of heavy cream or full-fat milk.

You would expect to find very good hot chocolate at Mindy Segal's Hot Chocolate, of course.  But now, Segal has created a line of dry mixes that will amp up your next gathering.  After you've added some warm cream to the finely-chopped granules of chocolate, you'll know what it feels like to taste liquid ganache.

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