Classic Hot Chocolate
1/4 cup cocoa, no sugar added
1/4 cup honey (to taste)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, (Enjoy Life chips are gluten, soy, and dairy free)
4 1/2 cups low-fat milk, optional almond milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, optional peppermint extract
Cinnamon sticks for stirring (optional)
Add cocoa and honey to a medium-sized pot and stir to combine. Add all milk and chocolate chips, whisk briskly until cocoa is combined with the other ingredients, about 30 seconds.
Warm over medium-low heat until all ingredients are combined and chocolate is to desired temperature. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
Serve in mugs with a ladle and sprinkle a little cocoa or shredded dark chocolate.