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Recipe for Chocolate Cafe au Lait

Chocolate Cafe au Lait is a wonderful drink for a cold, blustery day. It's also a great specialty drink to serve on Easter or Valentine's Day. But truly -- when can you ever go wrong serving a drink that's flavored with chocolate?

Trivia: According to Wikipedia, cafe au lait refers to coffee with hot milk added. The drink may be slightly different in Europe than in the US.

Tip #1: To convert these measurements to metric, please refer to this online Cooking Converter

Tip #2: The recipe calls for German chocolate. This does not refer to chocolate made in Germany. It refers to German chocolate which is a brand of chocolate manufactured in the US. You can, of course, substitute this for any good quality sweet chocolate.

Recipe for Chocolate Au Lait


2 cups freshly brewed French roast coffee
1/2 cup of whipping cream
2 tablespoons icing sugar (or confectioner's sugar)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 cup German chocolate


Grate the sweet chocolate.

Put the coffee on to brew.

While the coffee is making, whip the cream. Add the sugar slowly. Add the vanilla at the end. Lastly, stir in the grated chocolate.

Half fill fancy glass cups with the hot coffee. Top with the chocolate cream.

Serve promptly, with your favorite biscotti or other treat. Enjoy.

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