Of course, I have to use fancy chocolate and all that, because I don't have that grandma magic...
- Coal burning cast iron stove (optional, but you'll need your own magic)
- One cup whole milk. (c'mon, don't fool around here...)
- 2 tblsp sugar
- 4 tblsp Ghiardelli cocoa
- 1 tsp vanilla
If I have some in the fridge, I'll often pour a "shot" of half and half or heavy cream in with the milk. Another common variation is the addition of a 1/8 to 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.
Give it a whirl and then you can play with substitutions, like all half and half instead of the milk, more or less cocoa, etc.