Max Brenner Hot Chocolate

Max Brenner Hot Chocolate
Staff Writer
Courtesy of Max Brenner

The Hot Chocolate at Max Brenner.

Located internationally and in Boston, New York, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia, Max Brenner knows how to serve up a great cup of hot chocolate. Whipping together thick, homemade vanilla cream, chopped chocolate chunks, and boiled milk, this hot cocoa requires a drinker who can endure extreme richness. But if you’re up to it, this decadent cup of cocoa is more than worth the risk of a stomachache. Their special touch? Dishing up the drink in a hug mug, their trademark cup that perfectly complements the drinking experience.

6
Servings
487
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

Vanilla Cream

  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2.5 Cups milk (divided)
  • 1.5 Cups sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Hot Chocolate

  • 1 Cup milk
  • 7 Ounces semi sweet chocolate (2 chocolate bars)

Directions

Vanilla Cream

Sprinkle the cornstarch over 1/2 cup of the milk in a small bowl and whisk to dissolve. Add the sugar and egg yolks and whisk well.

Bring the remaining 2 cups of the milk and the vanilla bean just to a simmer in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan over low heat. Remove the bean, scrape the vanilla seeds into the milk, and discard the bean. Gradually whisk the egg yolk mixture into the milk.

Cook, whisking often, until the sauce comes to a full boil, about 3 minutes. If using vanilla extract, stir it in now. Strain through a wire sieve into a bowl. Serve warm.

Hot Chocolate

Add to the vanilla cream the chopped chocolate chunks and 1 boiled cup of milk. Mix until smooth. Any flavor can be added: raspberry, cinnamon, holiday ginger spice, or marshmallows. The chocolate can be substituted to milk or white.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
64g
49%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
71µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
183mg
18%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
35µg
9%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
202mg
29%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
162mg
11%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
107g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Hot Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Hot Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.