Homemade Hot Chocolate

What a treat!  I can't think of anything better to drink on a rainy, winter afternoon than a cup of hot chocolate, the homemade kind.  If you know how to heat milk on a stove, melt some chocolate, add a dash of salt and whisk all this goodness together, then you can have make some delicious hot chocolate.  Last spring I made frozen hot chocolate which was delicious with some melted caramel.  But for a cold day, sipping chocolate is perfect. 

For one cup of hot chocolate:

1/4 cup chocolate chips.  Feel free to get creative with the kind of chocolate you use.  I had a little bit of milk chocolate chips left over from my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies I made last week.  I think half white chocolate and half dark would be oh so good, too.  If you want your cocoa really chocolaty then you can use 1/2 cup of chocolate. 
1 cup milk
dash of salt

Melt chocolate in the microwave in fifteen second increments until melted and smooth.  Warm milk in a saucepan on high heat until its just about to boil.  Whisk melted chocolate and salt until blended together.  Top with marshmallows if desired. 

I loved how the salt sunk to the bottom of the mug so the final dregs were really tasty and brought out the flavors of the chocolate. The homemade version is so much better than the mix stuff and it didn't take too much more effort. Cheers!


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