Talk to any Chicago foodie about desserts, and Mindy Segal's name will inevitably pop up. The pastry chef (and four-time James Beard Award nominee) opened her restaurant, Hot Chocolate, in 2004. And with a name like that, your signature dessert had better be pretty damn good. Fortunately, it is that and much more: rich, thick, and delicious. If you can't make it to the Windy City any time soon, you can bring the dessert to you with Mindy's Hot Chocolate blends ($20). As a former Chicagoan who misses Mindy's creations, I wanted to see if my at-home version could measure up to the restaurant's. To find out, keep reading.
Talk to any Chicago foodie about desserts, and Mindy Segal's name will inevitably pop up.