Italian Hot Chocolate
15 minutes to prepare serves 2
4 oz. dark chocolate, shaved
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Whipped cream, optional
Place shaved chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat and add 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract.
Use a wooden spoon to stir chocolate as it begins to melt.
Slowly add remaining milk and continuing stirring until completely smooth.
Add in sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and sea salt, and stir until everything is dissolved and combined.
Once mixture boils, let it cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until thickened enough that it coats the back of your spoon.
Pour into 2 mugs (top with whipped cream if desired) and serve immediately.