Make the best hot chocolate

When you have the time, this is the way to go; go all the way. However, if you're short on spare minutes, you can improve an instant mix instead.

  • Slowly simmer milk (of your preferred type).

  • Stir in bars or pieces of your favorite solid chocolate.

    • One at a time, stirring, until fully melted.

    • Continue to taste.

  • Add a small touch of vanilla extract.

    • Or, a bit of cinnamon or chili powder (for a kick).

If you want to impress a friend or date, serve them this.*

* Buying them a house may work better, but that's not always in the cards.