When it’s 11pm, you HAVE to have chocolate milk, and there’s no syrup in the house…you have to do something. Desperate times result in delicious measures!
Adapted from the recipe in The Tightwad Gazette II.
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 teaspoon water
Combine the cocoa powder and the water; stir over low heat until the cocoa dissolves.
Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Boil gently for 3 minutes, then add the salt and vanilla. Finally, stir in cornstarch mixture to thicken. Break your husband’s heart when he finds out you aren’t making brownies. Promise to make brownies tomorrow for dessert.
Pour into a clean jar, and store in the fridge. Chocolate craving satisfied!