Mint Hot Chocolate
- 1/4 cup chilled heavy cream
- 4 Tbs. sugar
- 3 Tbs. Dutch process cocoa powder
- 4 cups milk
- 4 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped, plus 1/2
- 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
In a small, heavy saucepan, combine the remaining 3 Tbs. sugar and the cocoa. Gradually whisk in the milk. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer, whisking frequently. Add the chopped chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth. Stir in the peppermint extract.
Divide the hot chocolate among warmed mugs. Top each with a dollop of the whipped cream. Sprinkle with the shaved chocolate and serve immediately.