"Chocolate Soup" Hot Chocolate
This is the easiest hot chocolate recipe you'll ever make and it's so good. Huge thanks to Chef Ryan from the Chocolate Bar at the Langham Hotel in Boston for sharing this recipe.
Yield: 1 serving
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp (0.5 oz) sugar
  • ⅓ cup (2 oz) REALLY GOOD dark chocolate chips (see note)
  • optional: a pinch of sea salt and a splash of vanilla extract
  1. Place your chocolate in the mug you want to drink out of.
  2. Bring the sugar and milk just to a boil. Remove from the heat and immediately pour into your mug over the chocolate.
  3. Whisk well until the chocolate is fully melted and incorporated.
  4. Give it a taste. If you feel like it needs a little somethin-somethin, add a splash of vanilla and a sprinkle of sea salt.
  5. Enjoy immediately.
The key to this hot chocolate is using really high quality chocolate (like the Valrhona Manjari). If the chocolate you're using is not super dark, skip the sugar or start with half and add more if needed. Definitely skip the sugar if you're using semi-sweet. Avoid low-quality chocolate chips because they might lend a weird waxy flavor to the drink. Use the good stuff.

I also tried this recipe with cashew milk. I would advise also skipping the added sugar when using nut milks as they tend to be sweeter than regular milk. You can always stir in more sugar later if you feel like it needs it.
Recipe by Cake Over Steak at https://cakeoversteak.com/boston-newburyport-plum-island-chocolate-soup/