Chocolate, the flavor of romance! The most sensual of all sweet treats in my opinion. When someone's in love, his or her brain produces a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA). PEA acts a lot like amphetamines in the brain, triggering a release of the hormones norepinephrine and dopamine to create feelings of euphoria. Chocolate contains PEA, in turn increasing the feeling of love and happiness in your brain.
Dark Hot Chocolate
adapted from Martha Stewart
1 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
cocoa powder for garnish
Warm milk and cream in a medium saucepan over a medium-low heat.
Add chocolate. Whisk until melted and combined. Add sugar, and whisk until dissolved. Continue to warm mixture until thick, about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the top with cocoa powder.
Dip in your biscotti and eat!