As the weather here in Hobart becomes one of constant chills and rain, I've resorted to a daily (or twice daily) fix of hot chocolate to keep me warm. While it's easy enough to buy hot chocolate from your favourite cafe or use hot chocolate powder from the supermarket, you can also make it from scratch in your very own kitchen. And it's super simple! Just add two cups of milk to a small saucepan and bring it to the boil. Then take it off the heat and stir in 100g of chopped dark eating chocolate (I like to use Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa) until smooth, and it's ready to go! Alter the amount and type of chocolate based on your taste preferences, add cinnamon or vanilla for extra flavour, sugar for sweetness, or coffee to create a mocha drink, and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired. If you're looking for something more flavoursome and fancy, try the official Lindt hot chocolate recipe here. I also came across a hot chocolate recipe by Heston Blumenthal which is bound to be delicious - find it here.