Cold, winter days call for a vat of hot chocolate simmering on the stove all day long. That way it is ready when you come in from shoveling, sledding or making snowmen.
I love hot chocolate and drink it with fleur de del, nutella, raspberry, Irish cream and more. I love it topped with homemade marshmallows, marshmallow fluff and of course whipped cream.
Today I decided to make espresso hot chocolate for those that love chocolate and coffee.
Espresso Hot Chocolate
3 cups whole milk
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped
3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup of espresso
Bring milk to a simmer, then add the sugar, salt and the chopped chocolate, whisk until smooth and creamy and the chocolate is melted. Add espresso and stir to combine. Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.