Hot Chocolate is the go to drink in my family once the cold weather activities start. Normally I make a healthy skim milk hot chocolate, but sometimes… you just need the rich, creamy real deal. Since most of this requires you to be working over the stove, it’s a good idea to give little ones a separate but important job, such as making sure everyone has the same number of marshmallows.
1 cup skim milk
1 cup half and half
6 TSP sugar
1 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 TBSP dark brown sugar
1/2 TSP vanilla
Heat everything except the vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat until chocolate melts and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Using a hand blender, mix chocolate mixture until frothy. You can transfer half to a blender to accomplish the same task and then return it to the sauce pan. Add vanilla, stir then serve.
Makes 2-4 servings depending on your tolerance for rich desserts.
Submitted by: Jodi L.