It’s hard to beat the childhood nostalgia evoked by a steaming mug of Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix on a cold winter’s night, but if you’re looking for a warming drink for a more mature flavor, then you might want to give this sipping chocolate recipe by Heather Hands over at Food52.
Although the terms “sipping chocolate,” “hot chocolate,” and “hot cocoa” are often used interchangeably, sipping chocolate is much different in that it uses real dark chocolate melted into warm milk — not powder. The great thing about sipping chocolate is that you can tailor each cup to your own preferences. I prefer using a nice dark chocolate, something with a lot of flavor (and I think you would be selling yourself short if you tried to use a mediocre milk chocolate).
Here’s to staying warm!