Festive Drink Series: Hot Chocolate

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Hot chocolate, anyone?

Chocolate comes from the word “xocoatl”  meaning “bitter water” in Mexico’s indigenous náhuatl language.  Unsurprisingly, hot chocolate’s earliest forms were made with chili peppers! 

Did you know that the first civilizations to grow cacao beans, the Mayans and Aztecs, also used it as a medium of exchange? Also, today is National Cocoa Day (December 13)… so happy chocolate-ing with the recipe below… guilt free! ?


  • Milk of your choice
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate chips

Place in the milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add cocoa powder & sugar. Whisk until warm & add chocolate chips once the milk is warm. Serve with toppings of your choice: marshmallows, whipped cream or maybe crushed candy canes! Enjoy!

Sources: https://www.insider.com/chocolate-fun-facts-2018-11 https://www.thespruceeats.com/the-history-of-hot-chocolate-764463https://celebratingsweets.com/homemade-hot-chocolate/

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