I have a couple of controversial opinions about food. One of them is that I don’t like chocolate milk. I don’t like hot cocoa. I do love chocolate ice cream. And chocolate pudding is the best. But just to drink it? No.
Naturally this causes some controversy. Not much, because it is well known, I have never liked it. When we were little I would have half a mug of hot chocolate and most of it would stay in the fridge for weeks. I wanted to like it, but it didn’t happen.
I think it was my tenth birthday, I went out for a birthday breakfast and for my drink I ordered hot chocolate. Having matured I finished it and for the next five-six years I tried my best to pretend like I liked hot chocolate. (but whenever possible I was as likely to get apple cider or tea)
Recently I’ve just come to accept the fact I don’t like hot cocoa. I don’t like chocolate milk.
So when from the food pantry yesterday we got 18 bottles of chocolate milk, I didn’t want to give up my share. So this morning was cool and Mom got one of the bottles heating up on the stove*. I did so much whisking that be the time I gave up on it thickening it was more like mousse.
1 cup milk
2 Ts Cocoa
2 Ts Sugar
1 Ts Cornstarch
Or 1 Cup Chocolate Milk
1 Ts Cornstarch
While heating most of the milk be sure an stir in the flavoring. Once they are well incorporated in a bowl mix together the remaining milk and Cornstarch. Stream the mixture into the cooking pot and stir. (Brisker stirring will result in a more mousse like texture) Upon achieving thickness remove from heat and serve.
*The reason Mom only heated up one bottle is the plastic wrapping the bottles came in said that is was nearly a month out of date. A dozen people had drunk some of it the day before and no one got sick. So…
Also this was apparently a taste test of some sort. The label said 2% Natural Chocolate Milk. The Ingredients were Milk and Vitamin D3. So we were also uncertain as to what was actually in the milk.