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KOPPLIN’S HOT CHOCOLATE

Serves 4.

Note: Kopplin’s Coffee owner Andrew Kopplin uses Callebaut or Valrhona chocolate and cocoa powder, and nonhomogenized whole milk from grass-fed cows.

• 1/2 c. finely chopped chocolate (see Note)

• 2 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder (see Note)

• 4 c. whole milk (see Note)

• Freshly whipped cream or marshmallows for garnish, optional

Directions

In a small bowl, combine chopped chocolate and cocoa powder, and reserve.

In a saucepan over low heat, slowly warm milk, stirring occasionally, until steam appears, or an instant-read thermometer reads 145 to 150 degrees (do not bring to a simmer).

Remove from heat and add chocolate-cocoa mixture, whisking until chocolate is thoroughly combined. Pour into 4 cups or mugs, garnish with whipped cream or marshmallows, optional, and serve.