Ever drank hot chocolate and thought “Gee this is good, but I wish it was richer, thicker, or just more chocolatier”? Well look no further, because this recipe is essentially melted chocolate that doesn’t harden unless left overnight or chilled, but why would you want to chill the drink of the gods? It serves 4-6 so you know that equals 1 lonely college student.
16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 1⁄2 cups whole milk
1⁄2 cup heavy whipping cream
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Hold on for a wild ride, because here comes the simplest recipe that is still responsible for over Zero overindulgent deaths each year across America.
Melt the chocolate chips in a skillet on low heat. My grandma used to tell me “Don’t burn the tar out of ‘em.”
Once melted toss in the milk and stir vigorously, as if you were making half an English trifle and half a shepherds pie until it is smooth.
Add whipping cream and vanilla.
Remember: Don’t boil it, you only need to bring it to steaming hot. “Don’t burn the tar out of ‘em.”
Now enjoy the drink worthy of Quetzalcoatl himself.
Text by John Brewer