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Italian Hot Chocolate
CATEGORY: Beverages- Non-alcoholic
This isn't your grandma's hot chocolate.  If you like thick and "chocolaty", you'll love this.  Serve it in espresso cups with a selection of liqueurs.
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SERVINGS: 2
PREP TIME: 20
INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons half-and-half
1 teaspoon arrowroot
1 tablespoon sugar
2 ounces dark chocolate (we like 72%  cacao), chopped
Whipped cream for garnish

 

DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of half-and-half with the arrowroot, whisking until smooth.

Place remaining 1/2 cup of half-and-half in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to simmer. When the half-and-half begins to bubble around the edges, whisk in sugar. Whisk in the arrowroot mixture until the half-and-half thickens slightly (usually less than a minute).

Remove from heat and quickly whisk in the chocolate until smooth.

Pour into espresso cups, top each with whipped cream.