Stir together with a wire whip in a medium-size heavy pan over low heat:
- 4 ounces grain-sweetened chocolate or carob chips
- 2 1/2 cups nondairy milk
- 1 tablespoon unrefined sugar or sugar substitute
- 2 sticks cinnamon
Continue stirring occasionally. When the mixture begins to bubble around the edges, remove from heat. Remove the cinnamon sticks and stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.