Nutella Hot Chocolate

adapted from: The Hungry Housewife

1 c. milk

1 Tbl. cocoa powder

2 1/2 Tbl. Nutella

tiny pinch of salt

In a medium saucepan, whisk together all ingredients until well blended and hot.  Pour into a cup and top with homemade whipped cream and shaved chocolate.  Yield: 1 serving.

Homemade Whipped Cream

1/2 c. whipping cream

1 Tbl. sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Place a medium bowl and the beaters from your electric mixer in the freezer for 10 minutes (this will help the cream whip up faster).  Pour cream into chilled bowl.  Whip until frothy; add sugar and vanilla and beat until it is the consistency of whipped cream.  Do not overbeat.  

Jenn's Notes: I also added a Tablespoon of powdered sugar to my hot chocolate, because I wanted it a little sweeter.  It is a must to top it with homemade whipped cream.  I was only able to drink half the glass in one sitting, but you can re-heat it later.