One of my favorite childhood memories is sitting around the kitchen table and sipping on a hot cocoa with my brother. Now, I’m a mom and I want Peyton, my daughter, to have those same memories. American Heritage helps me achieve that with their American Heritage Finely Grated Chocolate Drink. It’s a really simple recipe – take a 1/2 cup of finely grated American Heritage Chocolate Drink and combine with 1/2 cup of water. Bring it to a near boil and the chocolate is melted.
Now, I’m going to let you in on a little secret……..I use milk. I really prefer whole milk. But I take equal parts milk and chocolate and heat over low until the chocolate is melted. Then I pour it into a mug and add a few marshmallows and it’s ready to drink! Peyton loves having hot cocoa after gymnastics or after playing outside in the snow.
Besides making a mean hot cocoa, American Heritage Chocolate makes the perfect bite-size chocolate pieces too. Made with 63% cocao and other spices to achieve a tasty and flavorful chocolate.
Another aspect of American Heritage Chocolate that I really like is that they give back. All profits from the sale of American Heritage Chocolate sold at living history sites and museums go back to the sites where they are sold. Profits from their book, Great Moments In Chocolate History, are used to fund an annual grant that is available to educational institutions, individuals and historic sites looking to explore further chocolate’s unique role in history and culture. Through educational presentations and hands-on demonstrations using American Heritage Chocolate, an authentic historic chocolate made by Mars Wrigley Confectionery, they work together with their partners to educate consumers on the history of the Americas through the unique lens of chocolate.
So, chocolate has been with us for years. It’s been with us throughout history. Now you can taste a little bit of that historic chocolate and support the look into the history of how chocolate and America evolved together.