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Creamy Homemade Hot Chocolate


3/4 cup white sugar, or to taste
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup boiling water
3 1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar (espresso, dark chocolate, raspberry are all good choices)


Combine sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan. Add boiling water and whisk until smooth. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring continuously to prevent scorching, and cook for 2 minutes.

Stir in milk and heat until very hot without boiling. Remove from heat and add balsamic vinegar of your choosing.

Add cream to each mug to help cool cocoa to drinking temperature then divide hot cocoa between 4 mugs.

Serve while hot, and enjoy!