Creamy Hot Cocoa

by Heather Winfindale

1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

Pinch of salt

Pinch of cinnamon

2 1/4 cup milk

1 cup half & half

1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla** 

Melt Chocolate chips in a saucepan on low heat, once melted stir in the salt, sugar and water.- Turn heat up slightly to medium, stirring constantly until it comes to a simmer.-Add milk and half & half, keep stirring on the heat until fully heated through-Remove from heat and add vanilla to taste. Whisk until frothy and foamy. Pour into mugs and top with mini marshmallows, whipped cream, or powdered sugar. 

** Heather personally loves extra vanilla.
(Makes about 4 servings) 

Note: Heather’s recipe, and related article, can be found in the Winter 2018 Issue of Therapeutic Thymes Magazine.

Author: Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman