Max Brenner Hot Chocolate

Staff Writer
Max Brenner Hot Chocolate
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
344
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
13%
Sugar
61g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
22%
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Protein
6g
11%
Carbs
64g
21%
Vitamin A
87µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
12.5%
Vitamin D
2µg
1%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.3%
Vitamin K
0.8µg
1.1%
Calcium
171mg
17%
Fiber
0.4g
1.7%
Folate (food)
16µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
16µg
4%
Iron
0.4mg
2.5%
Magnesium
23mg
6%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
0.8%
Phosphorus
151mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
221mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.9%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Sugars, added
54g
N/A
Zinc
0.8mg
5.2%