Nana made this every January for Peter’s birthday. Peter would then savor it by the spoonful or over ice cream for the next few months. From a February 1954 issue of Woman’s Day magazine.
8 squares unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
1 (14 ½ oz) can evaporated milk
2 Tbl strong black coffee
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
Melt chocolate in top part of double boiler over boiling water; add sugar and mix well. Cover; cook over boiling water for 30 minutes. Add milk, coffee, salt, vanilla; beat until smooth and thick. Serve hot.