always, always make from scratch
Italian Hot Chocolate
4 oz. dark chocolate, shaved
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tbsp. sugar
3/4 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. sea salt
whipped cream, optional
1.) Place shaved chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat and add 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract.
2.) Use a wooden spoon to stir chocolate as it begins to melt. Slowly add remaining milk and continuing stirring until completely smooth.
3.) Add in sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and sea salt, and stir until everything is dissolved and combined. Once mixture boils, let it cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until thickened enough that it coats the back of your spoon.
4.) Pour into 2 mugs and top with whipped cream if desired. Serve immediately.