Little did I know that becoming a parent requires a completely new set of skills, including the ability to make hot cocoa on a moment's notice. I don't actually mind the powdered/store purchased sort, but Danny thinks the stuff vile. Fair enough, I've got my system down to being able to make a fresh cup from scratch in the time it takes to boil water for the instant.
You Will Need:
1/2 ounce semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar
1/2 cup milk
Marshmallows, peppermint stick, or whatever bells and whistles your child prefers.
In a saucepan, combine everything and over medium heat, begin whisking, Keep going until most of the chocolate melts and the milk starts getting frothy. Remove from heat. Pour into cup (the remaining bits of chocolate will melt on standing a minute or so, but it prevents you over-heating the cocoa). Decorate, serve. Takes about 1 minute.