- Heat milk in a tall saucepan over medium-high heat. When the milk starts to froth, turn down the heat to medium-low.
- Add cocoa, sugar, vanilla, and salt to the saucepan. Use a whisk to mix the contents until thoroughly combined.
- Pour into a serving mug. Optionally top with whipped cream and cocoa powder.
NOTES & TIPS
I like my hot chocolate on the darker side so I used unsweetened cocoa and added minimal sugar. If you want something a little sweeter, you can use semi-sweet chocolate or add sugar to taste. I also recommend topping with very generous amounts of whipped cream and chocolate bits.