These are main ingredients...
Milk.... and the closest to whole milk, the creamier the hot chocolate. Really, you're already melting a pile of chocolate.... to drink, I don't think skim milk will ease your conscience any! It's like ordering diet coke with a Big Mac nonsense.
Moving on! You need milk, semi-sweet chocolate, and a really good, smooth milk chocolate bar.
For 2 big mugs of heaven:
3 cups of milk
3 squares of semi-sweet chocolate
1/3 of a milk chocolate bar (about 4 squares...)
Put the milk in a saucepan and slowly heat it up, you don't want it to boil... you just want it to melt t chocolate. When it starts to heat up, add in the chocolate and other ingredients about 1/4 at a time and whisk it around until it melts. When you can't see the chocolate bits anymore turn up the heat a little and give it a few good stirs to heat it through.
Easy! Takes less than 10 minutes I would say, and it is velvety, smooth, and decadent.
See those pillowy clouds of heaven on top?