1/3 C cocoa
1/3 C granulated sugar
4 C milk (or 1/2 C hot water and 3 1/2 C milk--this sort of brings the chocolate out more, but I usually don't do it.)
1/4 tsp almond extract (optional. This doesn't make it taste almond-y. It actually makes it taste a little dark chocolate-y-er (I'm sure that's totally in the dictionary) If you still don't like the sound of it, add 1/4 tsp mint or 3/4 tsp vanilla
Combine cocoa, sugar, and salt in saucepan. Add the hot water or a bit of the milk. Heat until dry ingredients have dissoved (again, I use a whisk to ensure and expediate this process). Add remaining milk and heat to serving temperature.
Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate