It’s cold out there, Patriots! With winter in full swing, we thought it might be nice for us to suggest some of our favorite recipes from America’s history. What better way to start and stay warm than with Hot Chocolate! This recipe is based on Maria Rundell’s 1814 cookbook A New System of Domestic Cookery. To see this recipe in action, check out this video from Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc.

  1. Bring a pint of water to a boil. In a separate pot, bring a pint of milk to a boil. Let the milk simmer once boiled.
  2. Slowly add 6-7oz of powdered chocolate to the boiling water, while stirring.
  3. Bring the chocolate mixture back up to a boil while continuing to stir. It should get syrupy!
  4. Pour ~3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to the simmering milk.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the hot chocolate, and stir.

But wait! Before you go chugging that sugary deliciousness, what about something on top? Well, we’re gonna break from the historical accuracy for a bit, and recommend these fine cocoa toppers:

  • Marshmallows
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Nutmeg
  • Peppermint Stick
  • Shaved Chocolate
  • Cookies!

Stay warm! More recipes are on the way.