It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.
Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a pinch.
Homemade Hot Chocolate
8 oz. milk chocolate, chopped
3 cups whole milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
In a small pot, combine all ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring, until smooth and steaming. Ladle into cups.
Besides topping your cup with marshmallows or whipped cream, there are a variety of ways to make your hot chocolate your own. A few suggestions:
Add a peppermint stick for stirring.
Mix in a shot of espresso for a luxurious mocha.
Grown-ups can also add a splash of liqueur, such as RumChata or Framboise
Sprinkle in a little chai spice mix for chocolate chai
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