Hot Chocolate

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

Directions

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.

*Note: this recipe can be made even more “evil” by substituting 2 cups of cream and mixing it with 4 cups milk.

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

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.

Yield: 1/2 cup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ease of preparation: easy

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