This is the easiest and most fun way to serve hot chocolate. El submarino is an Argentinian treat - a mug of hot 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 if you do it right, a nice treat of melted chocolate sludge waits for you at the bottom of the cup. Kids love to do this! A simple but great idea.
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 4 ounces bars of good quality dark chocolate. broken into 1 ounce pieces
- Pour the milk into a saucepan. Stir in the sugar and the vanilla.
- Heat milk until it is just about to boil. Remove from heat and divide milk into 4 mugs. Serve each mug with a piece of the chocolate.