I've tried many different dairy free hot chocolate recipes and this one not only beats all, but is the easiest. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. You can change the taste of this hot chocolate simply by using different types of chocolate. I added in some dark chocolate to give it a richer taste. However, if you want more of a milk chocolate and less of a dark chocolate taste you could use 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips and leave out the dark chocolate. This hot chocolate is rich, frothy, thick, and perfect on a cold day.