For 1 People
- 6 ounces dark chocolate 70-74%, chopped small
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups 2% milk
- chocolate shavings for garnish, optional
Combine the dry ingredients: In a small bowl, combine the dark chocolate, sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside.
Warm the milk: Pour the milk into a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, and bring to a simmer (watch for bubbles forming around the edges).
Add the dry ingredients to the milk: Dump the dry ingredients into the simmering milk and stir with a wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula until the chocolate is melted and smooth, 4-5 minutes.
Let cool: Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. If any skin starts to appear on the surface, whisk the mixture.
Serve: Pour into heat-proof cups. Garnish with chocolate shavings and/or whipped cream if desired. Serve immediately.