Pure Dark Drinking Chocolate
- 2 C Milk - Your favorite dairy substitute should work one to one, don’t think too hard! Use whatever you have on hand to put into your coffee or tea.
- 1 bar of Pure Dark Chocolate - Pick your favorite! 70% Pure Dark is going to be bright and fruity. 80% Pure Dark will be rich and more traditionally chocolatey. 92% Pure Dark packs a tangy punch.
- A pinch of salt - I use the vanilla salt that I keep on my counter, but any sea salt will do. This helps the bright chocolate flavor pop against the milk or dairy substitute.
- Optional flavors and garnishes - A dash of cinnamon or cayenne, a sprinkling of vanilla powder, microplane shavings from another, darker bar of chocolate? Your choice!
Break or chop up your Pure Dark chocolate bar into smaller, meltable pieces.
Heat your milk or milk substitute in a saucepan until just before the boil, stirring every once in a while so that the bottom doesn’t burn and stick to your pan. You’ll be able to see tiny bubbles forming at the edge of the pot when it’s ready.
Add your broken up chocolate bar to the hot milk and whisk softly until it is completely melted.
Pour into two cups and add a garnish if you choose to.
Sip, don’t gulp, away.
It’s really, actually that easy to change the way you look at hot chocolate forever.