Rich and Creamy Hot-Chocolate Mix
Dark brown sugar and real vanilla bean heighten the complex flavors of dark chocolate in this decadent beverage mix.
1 Combine first 5 ingredients in food processor. Scrape seeds from vanilla-bean halves with small, sharp knife. Add seeds to processor. Blend mixture in six 10-second intervals, or until chocolate is finely ground, rapping sides of work bowl with wooden spoon between pulses to settle ingredients.
2 Transfer mixture to 3-cup jar; add vanilla-bean-pod halves. Seal and store at room temperature.
3 To prepare Hot Chocolate: Bring 1 cup milk or nondairy milk and ¼ cup Hot-Chocolate Mix to a low boil, whisking often to blend. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer gently
45 seconds, or until thickened and smooth, whisking constantly.