This homemade hot chocolate recipe is a perfectly rich, creamy, chocolate lover's hot chocolate! Made with rich chocolate, milk, and sugar and an optional ingredient that makes it even more chocolatey!
Pour milk and cream into a medium saucepan situated over low heat. Stir in your sugar. Bring to a simmer. You should be able to see fine bubbles forming at the edges of the saucepan, but not in the middle of the milk. Remove from the heat.
Add your chocolate chips to the warmed milk, stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted and is well combined.
Stir in espresso powder, vanilla extract and salt.
Serve in two large mugs. Top with whipped creaming, if using.