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Delicious Hot Chocolate

Got this one from one of my all time favorites, Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa).  Definitely more adult friendly because of the espresso, but great for a cozy night  in front of the fire!

Hot Chocolate
serves 4 to 5

2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 cups half and half
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
4 oz. milk chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee powder
4 to 5 cinnamon sticks for garnish

Heat the milk and half and half in a saucepan on medium heat to just below the simmering point.  Remove the pan from the heat and add both chocolates.  When the chocolates are melted, add the sugar, vanilla extract and espresso and whisk vigorously.  Reheat gently and serve immediately.  Garnish each serving with cinnamon stick.

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