We ran out of hot chocolate on Christmas Eve. It was a sad day. But then I remembered the slew of hot chocolate recipes in my December issue of Food Network magazine. Have you ever seen the movie Chocolat? In the movie the main character makes this hot chocolate that is so rich and creamy it literally changes people lives. This is how I feel about this hot chocolate. I took a sip and it was like drinking liquid heaven. It is super rich though, so you cannot drink a lot of it, which is sad because you want to.
Perfect Hot Cocoa (and it is) from December 2009 Food Network Magazine
Bring 4 cups whole or low-fat milk to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and 3 to 4 ounces finely chopped bittersweet chocolate in a bowl, then whisk into the milk. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring, until the chocolate melts and the cocoa is thick, about 2 minutes. Divide among 4 mugs and garnish with marshmallows and/or whipped cream.