Once the temperature hits below about 50 degrees, I think it is safe to pull out your favorite hot chocolate and grab your faux fur throw and get snuggled up. So here is a FANTASTIC recipe from Our Best Bites (www.ourbestbites.com) for hot chocolate that will make you drop your Swiss Miss in the trash for good!
Ultimate Hot Chocolate:
2 1-oz. squares of unsweetened baking chocolate
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
4 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla
In your microwave or in a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the chocolate and the sweetened condensed milk until the chocolate is completely melted (about 2-2 1/2 minutes in the microwave). Whisk in vanilla until combine completely , and set aside.
In a larger saucepan, bring 4 c. water to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate mixture.
Either way you make it, serve in mugs with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired. Serves about 6.
**If this seems way to hard or you don't have the time or the energy to whip this up let me suggest the Hot Chocolate from Williams Sonoma at http://www.williamssonoma.com/ or your local store. It retails for $19.50 but is worth every penny. It's literally shaved chocolate that melts in your mouth!