Suddenly, Mr Wonka, who was sitting on Charlie’s other side, reached down into the bottom of the boat, picked up a large mug, dipped it into the river, filled it with chocolate, and handed it to Charlie. ‘Drink this, ‘ he said. ‘It’ll do you good! You look starved to death!’
Then Mr Wonka filled a second mug and gave it to Grandpa Joe. ‘You, too, ‘ he said. ‘You look like a skeleton! What’s the matter? Hasn’t there been anything to eat in your house lately?’
‘Not much, ‘ said Grandpa Joe.
Charlie put the mug to his lips, and as the rich warm creamy chocolate ran down his throat into his empty tummy,
his whole body from head to toe began to tingle with pleasure, and a feeling of intense happiness spread over him.
‘You like it?’ asked Mr Wonka.
‘Oh, it’s wonderful!’ Charlie said.
‘The creamiest loveliest chocolate I’ve ever tasted!’ said Grandpa Joe, smacking his lips.
‘That’s because it’s been mixed by waterfall, ‘ Mr Wonka told him.
-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
I figured that so long as we’re a) mixing it and b) it’s warm and creamy, we’re on the right track.
But could you imagine being able to create a chocolate waterfall for a party? Don’t put it past me, I did have some sketches that contained pumps and a table sized waterfall. But I know it’s not realistic for, well, anyone wanting to throw a Wonka party, so I’ve used a more reasonable alternative.
- 750ml milk
- 2 cups chocolate melts
- ½ cup dark unsweetened cocoa
- 1 cup whole cream powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Over medium heat, warm the milk in a saucepan.
- Stir in the chocolate melts and continue stirring until completely melted.
- Add in the additional ingredients-cocoa powder, whole cream powder and cinnamon.
- Stir until all combined, then remove from stove to cool (remembering you're putting this in a plastic container).
- Use a stick blender to smooth in any chunks of powder that haven't been dissolved (it can be still be very warm)
- Once it's warm but cool enough to dip your finger in, pour into your fountain.