Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Colonial Cocoa Recipes of the Revolution

Did you know the founding fathers had a version of Hot Chocolate? I discovered this while researching for Dawn of Liberty, my short story collection about Samuel Adams and the Declaration of Independence. I've featured 12 of the recipes I discovered in a cookbook I'm calling Taste of History, but I thought it would be fun to share one of them with ya'll today.

Colonial Cocoa (Drink)
Sam Adams says: Winters are cold in Boston, and there's nothing like sipping a cup of homemade cocoa with my children while curled up before the hearth. I invite you to try it on the next chilly evening.

Yield: 1 Breakfast Cup

2 t of the prepared cocoa
1 t vanilla
1 T Sugar
cold milk
boiling milk
boiling water

Boil about 1c. milk in a small pot, taking special care not to scorch it. Once the milk is hot,
remove from heat.
Put the cocoa sugar and vanilla into a breakfast-cup.
Pour over it sufficient cold milk to make it into a smooth paste
Add equal quantities of boiling milk and boiling water
Stir all well together.

If you enjoyed this recipe, you can get all 12 as a pre-order bonus when you purchase Dawn of Liberty. BUT, you have less than 10 days to get your free copy!


  1. Hot chocolate is one of my favorite drinks. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Connie! I hope you enjoy the recipe.