A cup of hot chocolate in my favourite mug brings me comfort and seems to make everything better. Want to escape a little from the world? Take a breather, stop time for a moment and make yourself a cup of hot chocolate. Better yet, you can even relax by throwing together quick and delicious mugs of hot chocolate to sip with some friends as you catch up with the latest news going around town. It’s all about having the right ingredients and a little know-how.
Here’s a little recipe that I thought would help make that moment count. It’s a warm, luscious, smooth tasting cup of chocolaty goodness made with real chocolate. It will make one large mug or two cups to share.
- 1 and 1/4 cup of milk (skim or whole)
- 1 cup of half and half cream
- 4 ounces chocolate, chopped (dark bittersweet or milk or combination)
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional garnish if desired – whipped cream and 1 tablespoon chocolate shavings
Heat milk and cream over low heat on stove until it begins to simmer. Remove from stove and add in chopped chocolate reserving one tablespoon of smaller shavings for garnish. Stir until melted.
Add in sugar and vanilla and stir to mix. Pour into serving mug and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired. Bliss!