Stove-top Hot Chocolate

It’s cold … freezing cold here in PA. Below zero wind chills. I want to crawl back into bed, wrap myself in blankets, snuggle with my dog and watch Lifetime movies all day. But alas, as a Mom, my job is never done and there’s no time for relaxing when my kids are off school.

Speaking of my kids, they’re constantly asking for hot chocolate. So, I decided to whip them up a special treat – homemade hot chocolate! I can’t drink it with my sensitivity to dairy, but they both loved it … so did my husband. It’s so easy to make, I’m not sure why I have never done it before! I don’t think I’ll be able to pass hot chocolate made from powder past them anymore.

3 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
pinch of salt
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and cream over medium-high heat until hot. Do not bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add in the salt and chocolate chips. Whisk until the chocolate has melted and is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Divide between four mugs and top with whipped cream or marshmallows. This recipe can easily be doubled if you’re serving more than four people.

Source: No. 2 Pencil 

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