adapted from 12 Tomatoes
Serves 2; easily cut in half to serve 1
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon sugar (try a little less at first)
3/4 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
whipped cream, optional
1. Place shaved chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat and add 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract. Use a wooden spoon to stir chocolate as it begins to melt. Slowly add remaining milk and continuing stirring until completely smooth.
2. Add in sugar, cornstarch, and sea salt, and stir until everything is dissolved and combined. Use a whisk to keep it smooth. As it heats up, it will start to thicken. It needs to thicken enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. You can bring to a low simmer if needed- mine thickened without simmering. It's supposed to be thick and smooth.
3. Pour into 2 mugs (top with whipped cream if desired) and serve immediately.