(secret ingredient - but this cocoa is good without it)
I've discovered a newer, darker way to make hot chocolate here in Ghana.
We have wonderful cocoa powder so I don't like to mess with it too much. That means - much less milk (and our milk is yucky boxed here anyway).
Fill a cup about 2/3 full of water. Heat in microwave until very hot.
Stir in 2 or 3 tsp of good flavored cocoa powder (please not Hershey)
Add a tsp or 2 of a good quality sweetened cocoa mix if you like - I use starbucks
Stir with small whisk
Add a little milk to fill your cup (to taste)
Drink, if you dare - or add sugar first - to taste
We've also been adding something you can only find in Ghana - Dawadawa powder. It does for cocoa what soy sauce does for rice - deepens the flavor (umami taste)
But chocolate is wonderful any way any time any place
My original hot chocolate recipe is here