OK this is the strangest post I've ever made, but in view of the cold weather, it might be appropriate. Took a ride in the T today and was COLD when I got back. I made my favorite hot chocolate receipe to warm up and then thought I would share it. (A receipe on the Model T forum - may be a first !)
This only works if you really love chocolate. Not the washed out milk chocolate mixes you get in an envelope or a restaurant but rich dark chocolate that will warm you and feed you for quite a while.
Here's what you need:
The little battery powered mixing tool in the center helps to mix the cocoa which does not like to mix with the milk. A spoon to mix it will probably not work. You can try it but it will take a LOT of stirring. Some kind of high speed mixer really is needed.
Large cup, 3 teaspoons of sugar (or to taste), one large teaspoon of the cocoa (must be Hershey's special dark), and fill the cup to 3/4" of top. I use skim milk but any milk will work. Mix, microwave for a minute, mix again, then microwave another minute. Don't allow to boil!
The secret to the great taste is the special dark cocoa - the rest of the receipe can be adjusted to fit your tastes.
Its a bit of a bother to make but if your cold enough it will bring you back from the dead!
Mmmmm!!!! DARK Chocolate!!
Yeah, most folks today are used to that watered down stuff they make with those packets and hot water--ya need MILK to make it right--and get that little skin on top too!
In order to make this model T related, you can heat it in a manifold cooker!!
Or, if you don't have a manifold cooker, you could stir it with your Model "T" gas guage,.....or um,.....gage.....oh heck.......stick!
What about the marshmellows?
The way to get the chocolate mixed with a spoon is to put a small amount of milk in and mix up a paste, then you can add more milk and it will mix well.
You forgot the shot of coffee liqueur. Really warms you up quick.
On past ski trips, after a day of skiing we would make "snowballs" - hot chocolate with a shot of rum and whipped cream on top - goes down easy, too easy!
Here's how to make it Model T related...
Tried Gustav's method of mixing first with a very small amount of milk. It works perfectly !!!
I did it with some Half & Half, a bit of vanilla and some Rumple Minze Shnapps.
HUM hot chocolate :>)
But After learning about Castoreum,listed by the USDA as a natural flavoring,I am going to keep a dang good eye on vanilla flavored stuff from now on.
If you love hot chocolate you don't need an excuse to drink it .... but you may find this interesting anyways: