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Hot Chocolate Bisque

Yields1 Serving

 Use a really great chocolate for this, like Bernard Callebeaut, Lindt or Scharffen Berger. The blending is more important than you might think; whipping it emulsifies the chocolate and milk, making it perfectly smooth.
 3 cups milk, 2% or whole
 1/4 cup sugar
 1/4 cup water
 6 oz. semi or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, sugar and water over medium heat; whisk occasionally until the sugar is dissolved. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture just to a simmer. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the chocolate.


Blend right in the pot with a hand-held an immersion blender, or transfer it to a traditional blender. Blend for a minute, until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately; rewarm if you need to get it hot.