Grandma's chocolate beverage recipes are perfect for making chilled non alcoholic dessert drinks that are refreshing and overflowing with rich chocolatey flavor and goodness.
Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)
1-1/2 tablespoonfuls chocolate fountain syrup, 1/2 cup milk, 4 tablespoonfuls ice cream, soda water. Combine syrup, milk, and ice cream. Stir well. Add soda water to fill glass.
Cocoa, 3 tablespoonfuls; sugar, 1/3 cup; boiling water, 3 tablespoonfuls; chilled milk, 6 cups; peppermint extract, 1/2 teaspoonful; 6 mint sprigs.
Blend cocoa and sugar together; add boiling water, and stir until smooth. Add milk and extract; beat until well blended. Chill. Pour into glasses and garnish with mint leaves. A great favorite with youngsters of all ages.
Put into a tumbler about two tablespoonfuls of broken ice, two tablespoonfuls of chocolate syrup, three tablespoonfuls of whipped cream, 1/2 cup of milk, and 1/4 cup of soda water from a siphon bottle or Apollinaris water.
Stir well before drinking. A tablespoonful of vanilla ice cream is a desirable addition.
It is a delicious drink, even if the soda or Apollinaris water and ice cream be omitted. A plainer drink is made by combining the chocolate syrup, 3/4 cup of milk, and the ice, and shaking well. —Mrs. F. H. Coman
2 teaspoons cocoa, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 cup milk, 1/8 teaspoon salt. Blend cocoa and honey. Heat milk to boiling point, remove from fire, and add honey mixture, and salt. Sir well, pour on cracked ice, and garnish with whipped cream to serve.
Fill glasses one-half full of chopped ice. Pour over them thin hot chocolate, add sugar to taste and thick whipped cream. —Neighborhood Cook Book, 1914
Some recipes call for shaved or crushed ice that can be made using a blender or by hand. Handmade crushed ice is not only traditional, but it works best for cooling the drink. The following YouTube video demonstrates how to crush ice cubes.