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Ina Gartens Hot Chocolate


  • 2.5 cups whole Milk

  • 2 cups Single Cream

  • 4 oz bittersweet Chocolate chopped

  • 4 oz Milk Chocolate chopped

  • 1 tablespoon Sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee powder

  • 5 Vanilla Beans or cinnamon sticks, for garnish


  • 1.

    Heat the milk and half-and-half in a saucepan on medium heat to just below the simmering point. Remove the pan from the heat and add both chocolates. When the chocolates are melted, add the sugar, vanilla extract, and espresso and whisk vigorously. Reheat gently and serve immediately. Use a vanilla bean or cinnamon stick to garnish each serving.

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