• 4 oz quality dark chocolate bar finely chopped  • ½ cup heavy cream (118ml) • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar may substitute granulated sugar • 1 ½ cups whole milk (236ml) • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 pinch sea salt table salt will also work (a "pinch" for me is about 1/16th teaspoon of salt) • Mini marshmallows for serving (optional)

Combine chocolate, heavy cream, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and whisk to combine.

Whisk constantly until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth (don't turn up the heat to speed up the process, heat that's too high will give you grainy results).

Once the chocolate is completely melted, slowly drizzle milk mixture (2 tbsp at a time) into the saucepan while whisking constantly. 

Once all milk has been added, whisk a bit longer until mixture is thoroughly heated. 

Remove from heat and stir  in vanilla extract and a pinch  of salt.

Pour into heatproof mugs and serve warm, preferably topped with marshmallows!