NY's fancy hot chocolate - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

NY's fancy hot chocolate

Posted: Updated:

Ah, the sound of frothy milk steaming in the winter. Mix that with some of the world's finest cocoa powder and Voilà: you have one mean cup of hot chocolate. Connoisseurs of the drink say New York has some of the finest hot cocoa in the world.

We went to Marie Belle in SoHo where we hear there hot chocolate is a must taste. David Cando spilled the recipe: one quarter powder, one quarter hot water, steam it in the machine, and sure the chocolate is melted. Finally, the chocolaty goodness is poured into an elegant cup.

Next, we headed to the Upper West Side to Jacques Torres where you can add everything from peppermint to homemade peanut butter and orange marmalade to your creamy cocoa concoction.

But customers say don't try it at home.

And even long islanders are cuckoo for cocoa. Fresco Creperie and café has been voted one best hot chocolates on the island. Claudia Corcione says the café uses a lot of steamed milk and Belgian dark chocolate. Then the hot chocolate is topped with whipped cream and chocolate melted into a sauce.

The hot cocoa at all of these spots starts at about $4 and is a perfect companion to the cold holiday weather.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Labor Day dishes by Chef Jason Tilmann

    Labor Day dishes by Chef Jason Tilmann

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:57:58 GMT
    If you're looking to beef up your Labor Day barbecue with something different, Chef Jason Tilmann, the executive chef at Strand Bistro in Midtown Manhattan, has some ideas and tips. Chef Tilmann demonstrated several dishes.
    If you're looking to beef up your Labor Day barbecue with something different, Chef Jason Tilmann, the executive chef at Strand Bistro in Midtown Manhattan, has some ideas and tips. Chef Tilmann demonstrated several dishes.
  • O'Neill Theater: where stars were born

    O'Neill Theater: where stars were born

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:37:42 GMT
    It's a running joke that if you mention the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center to nearly anyone in Hollywood they're going to know exactly what you're talking about because odds are they might have gotten their first big break there. Would you believe some Hollywood's biggest stars -- Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Angela Bassett -- got their start in a big red barn in the middle of nowhere.
    It's a running joke that if you mention the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center to nearly anyone in Hollywood they're going to know exactly what you're talking about because odds are they might have gotten their first big break there. Would you believe some Hollywood's biggest stars -- Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Angela Bassett -- got their start in a big red barn in the middle of nowhere.
  • Taxi hits and kills woman in Manhattan

    Taxi hits and kills woman in Manhattan

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:38:46 GMT
    A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her, police said. The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and hit the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said.
    A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her, police said. The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and hit the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices