Valentine's Hot Chocolate
From Chef Scott Campbell of New Leaf Café, NYC
This recipe makes 4 servings - simply halve for 2.
Hot Chocolate Ingredients:
4 cups whole milk
6 tablespoons Valrhona cocoa powder
3 tablespoons sugar
9 tablespoons Valrhona chocolate chunks
Pinch of vanilla extract
Marshmallows or whipped cream for garnish
Combine the milk and cocoa powder in a saucepan, bring to a simmer and add sugar.
Reduce heat to very low and add chocolate chunks, stirring occasionally until melted, for about 3-5 minutes.
Strain the hot chocolate through a strainer.
Stir in the vanilla extract.
Serve with marshmallows or whipped cream.