Best Hot Chocolate

Serves 2

This is my favorite hot chocolate recipe. I just feel a bit guilty drinking it. It's best when you want to indulge: Christmas Eve, Winter parties, a date with a special someone, that sort of thing.

A note on the chocolate chips: They must be milk. (And this is from someone who loves dark dark chocolate.) Semi-sweet or dark work okay, but they don't melt as nicely and you end up with a grittiness in your milk. Also, the milk chocolate just works better in milk. Go figure.

3/4 C milk chocolate chips (I like Ghiradelli)
1 3/4 C milk (We tend to use whole or 2% because that's what we drink. You heard me, Mom and Dad. I haven't had skim in years. A kid has to rebel at some point.)
1/8 tsp mint extract (opt)
whipped cream (opt)

Heat on stove till chips melt. I use a whisk to mix it will.  Remove from heat and add mint. Top with whipped cream if desired.

Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate