I made it exactly to the recipe (keep watching carefully after 15 minutes so it doesn't burn). It was a colossal hit as a topping for baked apples in honey with whipped cream - my guests even put it in their after-dinner coffee!
OK, so be careful when you add the milk. When it bubbled up, I didn't stir it right away and it separated. Looks yukky, but tastes good. Not good enough for a gift though.