In a small pot, combine sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, salt, and water. Whisk over medium-high heat until smooth. Whisk in milk and cream and heat until steaming.
Turn heat down to medium and stir in chocolate until melted and smooth.
Transfer to a cup and serve topped with whipped cream if desired and enjoy!
*2 ounces chocolate chips = 1/3 cupIf you want to do a chocolate drizzle like the one in the photos, combine 1 1/2 teaspoons cream or milk and 1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir until smooth. Drizzle over your drink with a spoon or transfer to a small disposable plastic bag and snip off a corner to pipe on chocolate.