I'll never forget the first time I had homemade, real, hot chocolate, made on the stove and not with a mix. Although we made our own mix from scratch (and it was delicious) there was just something about that extra chocolaty decadence of classic hot chocolate, with that little extra bit of cocoa lingering for the last sip that had me hooked.
1/3cupunsweetened cocoa powder
4+1/2 cups Whole Milk
In medium saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and 1/2 C milk.
Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
Add milk and heat; do not boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla if desired.