French Hot Chocolate | Paul style Hot Chocolate



Here I am with the next week of recipes for the Blogging Marathon #109. I chose a theme that I totally love. There are no points for guessing – it has to be chocolate! The theme is aptly called “Anything and everything with chocolate” and I had no qualms about choosing this. After all, chocolate is something that we all love and would love to incorporate it into our daily eating, if life permitted. Thankfully, scientists have declared that dark chocolate takes care of your happy hormones, so that gives us permission to include at least one square into our daily eating. What say? πŸ˜‰


The first post is a recipe I have been wanting to try since ages. I always enjoy my home made hot chocolate, either made this way with chocolate chips or simply with cocoa powder. When I am haunted by outdoor cravings, there is this thick hot chocolate that you get at Paul’s, which is so different from any other cafe. The drink is very thick, almost like a pudding and feels like a hug on a cold day. I really mean it. I would go and have it whenever I was in a mood to splurge, but then slowly I realized that it was actually a packet drink. They would just pour it off, warm it and serve. It broke my heart, if I were to say, and then I never went back to having it at the cafe. πŸ™


I was craving for that kind of a hot chocolate during one of these cold nights – talking about it, this time, winter seems to having a mood of its own. When it feels like, it become warm even at nights, and then all of a sudden, it blows wildly, making it difficult to walk bare foot inside the house. OK, so coming back, I was scrolling through my phone and then my eyes fell on a Tasty video that made hot chocolate with corn flour and that looked exactly like the one from Paul. It was a eureka moment – I had all the ingredients in my pantry and I got to making it. What an experience this hot chocolate was! It was silky smooth, luscious in every sip, a total chocolate lover’s dream! I simply urge you to try it. I ended up literally using my fingers to clean up the mug – sorry, but not sorry! πŸ˜€ Off to the recipe…





5 from 2 votes

French Hot Chocolate | Paul style Hot Chocolate

Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup milk I used 1/2 milk and 1/2 water
  • 1 tsp corn flour diluted in 1 tbsp water.
  • 40-50 gm dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sugar or preferred sweetener


  • Add the milk and diluted corn flour and whisk well till no lumps.
  • Keep on low flame and add the chocolate. Keep whisking the mixture till the chocolate melts and the mixture becomes glossy. Cook till hot.
  • Add the vanilla and sugar, mix well and switch off. Serve immediately and relish!


You can replace a part of the milk with little cream to make it a little more rich.
I used 90 percent Lindt chocolate to make this drink. Use chocolate of your choice, though dark is always preferred.
You can spike it up with any spice you want, though I would always stick to the vanilla.



Join the Conversation

  1. This drink looks and sounds so sinful Rafeeda. I wish we get some chill over here is already summer for us and its so hot! I would love to cook and indulge with chocolate anytime and all the time..hehehe..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Then I guess you can make it, cool it off in the fridge, blitz it with some ice cream and yum! πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much Valli…

  2. I NEED one now πŸ™‚ Yum!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Angie!

  3. I have been drooling all the way along while reading your post ! Seriously wish we could splurge into these sinful chocolates often ! Loving this simple recipe , it surely sounds to be a chocolate lovers dream .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Vaishali…

  4. looks really thick and delicious hot chocolate..yummy!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Julie…

  5. 5 stars
    That is such a creamy, rich and decadent cup of hot chocolate. My kids are chocoholics and they would LOVE this drink. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Pavani…

  6. My kids would definitely love this hot chocolate. Perfectly done.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sushma…

  7. This was super easy to make and turned out to be so great! It’s a perfect beverage for those cold winter evenings. Thanks for sharing the recipe, dear.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Merry….

  8. 5 stars
    I am a big chocolate fan and have anything with chocolate. This looks so delicious and tempting

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Narmadha…

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