On the recommendation of a friend, I went and picked up some real Mexican hot chocolate... more specifically, handmade salvadoran chocolate tablets.
The short of it: milk, chocolate, and a cinnamon stick... boil and serve.
That's not the fun part. The best part were the directions. This is a direct transcription:
1) Dissolve one tablet of Salvadoran chocolate in two cups of milk or water.
2) Cook moderate fire. Constantly revolve.
3) Boil for one minute and retire of fire.
4) Serve hot
How awesome is that. You couldn't make this up if you tried.