12 oz. best-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/3 cup heavy cream (no substitute)
3 cups half and half
Optional: 4 tsp. vanilla
Lightly sweetened whipped cream
Hot Chocolate: Combine chopped chocolate and salt in a large heatproof bowl. Heat heavy cream, light cream (or half and half), and vanilla in a pot over medium heat until mixture is very hot. Once you see tiny bubbles forming around the edges, remove pot from heat. Gradually add cream mixture to the bowl while scraping sides and whisking constantly to melt all of the chocolate. Garnish with lightly sweetened whipped cream and serve immediately.
Side note: Consistency of hot chocolate will be thick- if thinner consistency is preferred, add more half and half.
Recipe created by Parties That Cook®
Makes 8 drinks