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In a medium mixing bowl, combine cocoa powder, sugar, chocolate and salt.
In a medium sized saucepan on medium heat, bring milk to a near scalding boil.
Pour milk immediately over the bowl of cocoa, sugar, chocolate and salt. Allow it to sit for 1 minute.
Whisk slowly to combine. Continue whisking until mixture is evenly combined and silky smooth. You can always pass it through a fine mesh strainer if you're worried there are lumps.
Pour hot chocolate evenly into mugs, scoop Häagen-Dazs® peppermint bark ice cream on top. Optional: garnish with a candy cane or peppermint stick.
Tricks of the trade: make the hot chocolate in a huge batch so all you have to do is heat and serve. Invest in quality cocoa powder and chocolate if you can – it will make a world of difference in the taste and texture of your hot cocoa. Use skim or 2 percent milk in place of whole milk if you prefer.