In honor of National Hot Chocolate Day, we wanted to share this delicious homemade recipe. Your family will enjoy making this together. Adults can add a liquor.
8 ounces dark, semi-sweet, or bittersweet chocolate (60% cacao, preferably)
4 cups whole milk (or a nondairy milk)
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Finely chop the chocolate into small pieces. The pieces have to be able to dissolve easily in the liquid. Set aside.
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.
If you wish, add herbs or spices to the milk, bring to a simmer then take off the heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid then place back into the pot and return to a simmer.
Add the chocolate, vanilla, powdered sugar, and salt, and whisk vigorously until the chocolate has melted.
Heat for another 4 minutes, constantly stirring, until the chocolate is completely melted.
Serve hot topped with whipped cream.
Thank you to Simply Recipes for this yummy treat.