Heavenly Vegan Chocolate

3 cups non-dairy milk
1 oz semi-sweet chocolate
6 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted)
½ teaspoon instant espresso powder
1/8 teapoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the non-dairy milk, semi-sweet chocolate, sugar, cocoa powder, instant espresso powder, salt and cayenne powder. It’s important that the cocoa powder is sifted so it doesn’t clump up after it’s added. Simmer for fifteen minutes while whisking frequently. This seems like a long time but it allows the sugars to slightly caramelize which enhances the overall flavor.