DID YOU KNOW?
In Mexico, Mayans were the first culture to invent making chocolate into a beverage. However, it was different than the hot chocolate you know well today.
The Mayans’ version was extremely spicy & bitter. Their recipe was a mixture of ground cocoa beans, water, wine, and chile peppers.
After being introduced in England, milk was added to the then-after-dinner treat.
HERE ARE THE STEPS TO MAKE AT HOME:
- Pour your choice of milk into a saucepan over medium-low heat
- Whisk in cocoa powder & sugar, and heat until warm
- Add a splash of vanilla extract
And finally…Serve, topping with your favorite garnishes;
- Whipped cream
- Chopped chocolate
- Crushes candy canes or more!