Hot Chocolate

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

6 cups whole milk*

Enriched Chocolate Sauce, recipe follows

Rum to taste, optional

Whipped cream, optional

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate shavings or small pieces

Enriched Chocolate Sauce:

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

4 ounces semisweet chocolate

2 teaspoons dark rum

1/8 teaspoon grated orange zest

Directions

  1. Heat the milk (or a mixture of cream and milk for a richer result) until it simmers and whisk it into the chocolate. Pour into individual cups and serve with rum or whipped cream, if using. Top with chocolate shavings.

Enriched Chocolate Sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, bring the cream, sugar, cinnamon and butter to a rolling boil. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts. Add the rum and stir in the orange zest before serving.

Cook’s Note

*This recipe can be made even more "evil" by substituting 2 cups of cream and mixing it with 4 cups milk.

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