• 1 c. milk, preferably whole
  • 2 oz. (2 squares) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp. pure NY maple syrup
  • Whipped cream or marshmallow crème, optional


  1. Heat the milk and chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until the chocolate is melted and well-incorporated; do not boil
  2. Remove from the heat
  3. Stir in the maple syrup
  4. Pour into a mug or two small cups and top with whipped cream, if desired.
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