- 6 oz high-quality bittersweet chocolate, plus some for shaving
- 1 qt whole milk
- 1 ¾ cups plus 1 Tbsp high-quality cocoa powder
- 3 ½ Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Cut the chocolate into small chunks. In a saucepan, combine the milk and cocoa, and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, whisking until smooth. Stir in the sugar. Reduce the heat to very low, and stir in the chocolate a little at a time, until melted, 3–5 minutes.
Strain through a fine mesh strainer, and stir in the vanilla. Serve in mugs, with a few chocolate shavings over the top.
Yield: 6 servings