I’ve been experimenting and creating recipes with the American Heritage Chocolate for several years and I still think the best way to enjoy the American Heritage Chocolate is as a hot chocolate drink.
American Heritage Chocolate is based on a 1750’s recipe of spices and finely grated chocolate and blended with hot water. The drink was served in a demitasse size cup and was enjoyed as rich thick drink you sipped. For centuries ingredients such as milk, sugar and eggs were also added to chocolate and could take up to an hour to prepare. Martha Washington, wife of our first president, George Washington, served a chocolate drink which she called a chocolate cream that was a blend of water, finely grated chocolate sugar and whipping cream, it was a favorite breakfast drink at Mount Vernon.
Here’s a recipe for drinking chocolate reminiscent of those historic colonial days that includes eggs and milk as well as the American Heritage Chocolate . It can be prepare in less than 15 minutes in your microwave. It’s a perfect soothing drink on a cold and snowy New England day.
Rich and Creamy Hot Chocolate Drink
Preparation: 3 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Ready in15 minutes
3 cups milk
1/2 cup American Heritage Chocolate Drink Mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Put milk into a microwave-safe container and cook on High in microwave for 2 minutes.
Mix chocolate and cinnamon together
In a small bowl, whisk an egg until smooth,
Add the whisked egg into the chocolate mixture, stir until well blended. Add to the warm milk
Return egg, chocolate and milk mixture to microwave and cook on High for 3 to 4 minutes or until foamy (be careful not to let it boil.)
Whisk until smooth and pour into 3-4 mugs.
The drink is frothy and super rich. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired or stir with and American Heritage Chocolate Stick. You’ll not want to wait until it snows again before you enjoy this rich and creamy hot chocolate drink.
To order the American Heritage Chocolate Drink and other American Heritage products shop on-line at The Old North Church Gift Shop at: http://old-north-church-gift-shop.myshopify.com/