If you want something warm and decadent in these cold, winter months, this rich hot chocolate is the place to go. Simple ingredients. Easy to make. You'll be snuggled up on a couch under your warmest afghan in no time.
Rich Hot Chocolate Recipe
recipe adapted from simplyrecipes.com
1 cup milk
1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate (60% cacao)
1 tsp powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Finely chop the chocolate into small pieces. The pieces have to be able to dissolve easily in the liquid.
Place the milk into a small, thick-bottomed pot on low heat and bring to a low simmer. Whisk once in a while to ensure that the milk doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
Add the vanilla, powdered sugar, salt, and chocolate and whisk vigorously until the chocolate has melted.
Heat for another 4 minutes, constantly stirring.
Serve. Add a dollop of whipped cream or a a few mini marshmallows, if desired.