4 cups milk
2 ounces chocolate for cooking, cut into fine bits or shreded
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons hot water
1. Mix the cornstarch with 1/2 cup of
milk. Put the remainder of the milk in the double-boiler and bring to
2. When the milk comes to the boiling
point, stir in the cornstarch and cook for ten minutes.
3. Have the cooking chocolate cut into
fine bits, and put it in a
small heavy pan; add the sugar and water, and cook over medium heat.
Stir constantly until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
4. Add hot chocolate mixture to the hot
milk, and beat the mixture with a whisk until it is frothy. The
prepared chocolate milk may be poured back and forth from the
double-boiler to a serving pitcher, holding high the vessel from which
you pour. This will give a thick froth. Serve hot.
Makes 4 servings.
NOTE: If you prefer
not to have the chocolate milk thick, omit the cornstarch.