~4 Mugs  ~😀3 tablespoons cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-processed), plus more for serving

3 cups whole milk

6 ounces semisweet chocolate (preferably Scharffen Berger), finely chopped

3 tablespoons natural raw sugar

Lightly sweetened whipped cream (for serving)


Bring ¾ cup water to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder until no lumps remain, then add milk and return to a simmer. Whisk in chocolate and sugar and cook, whisking frequently, until mixture is smooth and creamy and chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes.

Divide hot chocolate among your favorite mugs. Top with whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder.

If you want to really make it a treat ,add a dash of half and half, right before serving 😊.

Enjoy ~☘