But hot chocolate is also served for breakfast simply to clear foggy heads after an over-indulgent evening.
We can't mention the islands without thinking of punch. Cocoa plays a role here too, for the West Indians make a cocoa punch to accompany dessert ice creams or just a good coffee.
- In a saucepan, heat the milk with the split and scraped vanilla bean, the cinnamon and the nutmeg;
- in a small bowl, combine the cocoa, sugar, cornstarch and egg with a few drops of cold milk;
- pour the mixture into the hot milk; let thicken over low heat;
- remove the vanilla bean and cinnamon stick; add the peanuts or almonds and serve very hot.
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