When there's a chill in the air the first thing I think about is a steamy mug of hot chocolate. As I'm sure you can imagine I am not and never was a fan of the hot cocoa packets that adorn the grocery store shelves. So, as with everything else in my life, I went on a quest to find the "real deal" a hot chocolate made completely from scratch.
The recipe below combines three different sources of chocolate, creating a velvety flavor like none other. Kicked up a notch with some Fernet, it quickly becomes a treat you'll find yourself reaching for again and again.
Fernet Hot Chocolate
8 ounces milk
1 ounce heavy cream
1 ounce sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 ounces 64% dark chocolate
1 1/2 ounces 35% milk chocolate
1/4 ounce cocoa powder
3 ounces Fernet
Mix together the cream, milk, sugar and salt over low heat until warm. Mix in chocolate and cocoa powder. Whisk until chocolate melts and all is combined. Stir in the Fernet and enjoy!