This isn’t my hot cocoa, but it’s lovely just the same.
So, for two cups of delicious, steamy, creamy hot chocolate, you’ll need:
.5 cup cocoa powder (dark, preferably)
.25 tsp salt
.5 cup brown sugar
2 cups almond milk (there is a dark chocolate variety of almond milk that seems heavenly)
1 tsp vanilla
Optional: chocolate chips and whipped cream
Heat the cocoa powder, salt, and brown sugar until it melts together. Then pour in the almond milk and keep it on medium to high heat, stirring every once in a while, until it’s about to boil. Then remove from heat, pour in vanilla, stir, and let sit for a couple of seconds before drinking it all.
You can obviously melt chocolate chips in there too, and add whipped cream on top for presentation. Chocolate syrup? Maybe. Caramel sauce? Oooooh, good idea.