(Adapted from Dorie Greenspan)
3 cups (750 g) whole milk
1/3 cup (80 g) water*
1/4 cup (50 g) sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
6 ounces (175 g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
*If you are a kook like me and actually use melted snow, make sure you boil it for at least a minute, cool it and then filter it before heating it again for drinking.
Bring the milk, water, sugar, salt and cinnamon to a boil in a saucepan. Add the chopped chocolate to the pan off the heat and whisk until well blended.
The original recipe instructs you to blend the mixture with an immersion blender until frothy. This is lovely, but unnecessary.
Serve with whipped cream, marshmallows or frothed milk and cocoa powder as I did.