When I was growing up, every possible weekend night was spent at my Gram's house. Most mornings, Gram would make chocolate milk from Hershey's Cocoa and sugar. It was always in a tumbler I've never really seen outside her kitchen, and measurements were made using a tablespoon (from the silverware drawer) and everything went in "until it looked right." While this worked well for her, it has made recreating several of her dishes quite difficult. I have managed to master her chocolate milk, but am still working on many of her dishes to get them to taste exactly as I remembered. While they'll always be missing the critical ingredient of Grandmotherly love, I hope that I can faithfully recreate them and honor her memory.
Gram's Chocolate Milk
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
2 teaspoons hot water
1 1/4 cup milk
1) In a large beverage glass, combine sugar and cocoa powder and stir until thoroughly mixed.
2) Add hot water until cocoa & sugar mixture is dissolved.
3) Add milk, stir, drink, & enjoy.
This recipe is not as sweet as modern chocolate milk recipes, but it's exactly what I want when I crave chocolate milk and it has a delicious, nostalgic flavor.