Before you begin, place your metal bowl and whisk in the freezer so it has time to get cold
For the Hot Chocolate:
In a saucepan, heat the water until it comes to a boil.
Combine the sugar, salt and cocoa powder in with the boiling water.
Whisk the mixture until it becomes a "syrup" like consistency and let it come to a gentle boil for a minute or so, until very hot. BE CAREFUL that it doesn't scorch!
Pour in the milk and half and half.
Add vanilla and heat until very hot (not boiling).
Take it off heat, let it cool and drink up!
For the Whipped Cream:
Take your metal bowl and whisk attachment out of the freezer and attach it to your stand mixer.
Whip the heave cream on high-speed for 2 mins or until stiff peaks form.
Combine the sugar and vanilla and beat some more until light and fluffy.
*Be careful to not over-beat because it will get very stiff.