Valentine's Hot Chocolate

February 11, 2013

From Chef Scott Campbell of New Leaf Café, NYC

Chef Scott Campbell from New Leaf Café, NYC shares the recipe for his famous Hot Chocolate with us - just in time for Valentine's Day!

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.