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To Die for Hot Chocolate

Recipe by: Chef John V.
description:This is an over the top version that will blow you away!
Serving size: 2 portions
Preparation time: about 5 minutes

Hot Chocolate


12 oz. semisweet chocolate, broken into small pieces, the better the quality of the chocolate, the better the drink
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


1. Heat the milk and cream over low heat to a simmer, add the chocolate and stir until dissolved---don't boil.
2. When the liquid is smooth and creamy, add the vanilla.
3. Ladle into warm mugs and enjoy!