Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
3 cups of whole milk
180 grams of dark chocolate, finely chopped
3 tablespoons of demerara sugar
¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
whipped cream and cocoa powder for topping

Preparation

1. Bring ¾ cup of water on slow flame to simmer. Whisk in cocoa powder until no lumps remain. Add milk and return to simmer.
2. Whisk in chopped chocolate, cinnamon and sugar. Cook for 5-7 minutes whisking frequently. Mixture should be smooth and creamy and chocolate melted.
3. Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder. Serve hot.

Notes

Minimally adapted from here.

Using Dutch processed cocoa and best chocolate takes the taste to a new level of bliss.

Next time I plan to add a bit of all spice powder (garam masala) too. The idea of adding flavours is limitless, you can add liqueur, extracts etc of your choice.