How to Drink Hot Chocolate From Bretagne, France at Cocotte Hexagone
Hot chocolate is a real treat for me. It’s not something I ever make at home or even opt to get at restaurants because I’m lactose intolerant (boo). Every so often though, a hot chocolate will come into my life with such authenticity and pizzaz, I MUST have it!
Hello hot chocolate at Cocotte Hexagone!
Cocotte Hexagone is a gem of a French place in Amsterdam’s city centre, and when I say it’s French, it’s really French. Most, if not all, of the ingredients are not only sourced from France, they are sourced from Bretagne (aka Brittany in English).
Besides the delicious crêpes and buckwheat galettes you can eat there, they have this decadent hot chocolate you must try. The recipe is passed down from one of the employee’s grandmother, and you know, grandmas know best!
How to Drink Hot Chocolate at Cocotte Hexagone
Here’s how to drink the hot chocolate at Cocotte Hexagone. It’s not hard at all. I only wrote this blog post to bring extra attention to this special way of drinking hot chocolate.
Steamed milk is poured into a wide bowl, not a mug. You are served this with a small cup of chocolate chips and condensed milk.
You mix the chocolate chips into the bowl with your fancy brass spoon, and voilà, hot chocolate will appear! Then, obviously, you drink your rich, hot chocolate.
Once you get to the bottom where all that remains is a layer of leftover chocolate, pour in your tiny cup of condensed milk, mix it in, and enjoy this sweetened chocolate!
Of course, there’s more to Cocotte Hexagone than just hot chocolate. My favorite galette, which also happens to be gluten-free, is the Provence with sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, mozzarella, and crème fraîche. Check out more about this restaurant in my Where to Eat in Amsterdam post!