For 6 servings:

  • 1 liter of semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 small can of sweetened condensed milk (350 gr)
  • 40 gr of quality cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch (maizena)
  • 35 cl of water
  • 1 pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 1 stick of Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  1. In a saucepan, pour about 10 cl of water.
  2. Add the lemon zest, cinnamon stick, grated nutmeg and vanilla extract and let the mixture come to a boil then reduce the heat.
  3. Pour in the semi-skimmed milk, the sweetened condensed milk and 25 cl of water.
  4. Mix well with a wooden spoon and bring to a simmer.
  5. Dissolve the powdered chocolate in a little hot milk then add it to the mixture.
  6. Bring to a simmer again, stirring so that the milk does not stick.
  7. Dissolve the cornstarch (maizena) in a little water, add it to the chocolate, mixing vigorously to avoid the formation of lumps so that the mixture thickens.
  8. Take care to watch the chocolate carefully and do not stop stirring to prevent it from burning.
  9. Bring to a boil so that the cornstarch cooks then lower the heat and simmer for ten minutes, stirring constantly.
  10. At the end of cooking, remove the cinnamon stick and lemon peel using a skimmer.
  11. Serve the chocolate hot!