There are numerous ways to garnish hot chocolate.
The latest to catch our eye is this beauty from La Rose Noire.
You can approximate it at home.
Unfortunately, consumers can’t purchase from La Rose Noire: It is a wholesaler to professional pastry chefs.
But if you like beautiful chocolate embellishments, pastries and other desserts, there’s a lot of enjoyment to be had in perusing Chef Gérard Dubois’ beautifully-photographed product catalogs.
It provides almost as much satisfaction as actually eating them!
It’s not too difficult to find solid chocolate leaves locally—or chocolate flowers, turkeys, Santas and other shapes.
You can serve hot chocolate in an espresso cup with small chocolate leaves, and larger leaves in an eight-ounce cup.
Just can make hot chocolate (hopefully from scratch—not instant) and pop a leaf on top right before serving.
The lucky recipients can remove the chocolate with a spoon and pop it into their mouths, or watch it dissolve to create even richer hot chocolate.