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The August Break #30: El Submarino (Argentinian Hot Chocolate) for Tea Time

In Argentina they serve mugs of hot vanilla milk with a thick rectangle of dark chocolate served alongside. The chocolate is the submarine and should be sunk into the hot milk. As you stir, the milk becomes hot chocolate, and a treat of melted chocolate "sludge" awaits you at the bottom of the cup. 4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces bars of good quality dark chocolate. broken into 1 ounce pieces You can make this one of two ways. You could pour the milk into a saucepan, stir in the sugar and the vanilla and heat the milk until it is just about to boil. Or you could heat 2 1/2 cups of water until boiling, Add the vanilla and sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add 1 can of Evaporated Milk to the water and stir. In either case, when you are finished with warming the milk, divide milk into 4 mugs. Serve each mug with the blocks of chocolate. Enjoy!

The idea for this originally came from here.


  1. I think I'll use this for a "first snow" treat - the kids will love it!

  2. When I traveled in high school I got to have "real hot chocolate" with actual melted chocolate, it was heavenly.


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