Ever since I learned the art of making the perfect cup I have a hard time opening that packet of Swiss Miss with those poor excuse for marshmallows stuck in there! Usually when I have an order of truffles to fill I will save any scraps of chopped/shaved dark chocolate and put them in a ZipLock baggy. Also, if I have any left over vanilla beans I will set them aside too.
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup of Half n Half
2 oz of Dark Chocolate (chopped into small pieces)
1 Vanilla Bean (split) or (1/2 tsp of extract if you don't have a bean available)
3 tbs of Sugar
1 tbs of Brown Sugar
Heat the vanilla bean (or extract) and the cup of milk in a saucepan on medium.
Remove the bean and simmer.
Slowly stir in the Sugar and Brown Sugar.
Next add the chocolate being careful not to burn it.
Blend the Half n Half blender until frothy and then add it to the saucepan.
Stir once more and serve. Bliss
For a bit of heat add a dash of cayenne pepper to the mix.