According to the Hands on History series of books by Fiona MacDonald, the Aztecs (well the rich ones) would sometimes drink hot chocolate.
It's been a bit damp and grey around here lately so what could be a better excuse to test the recipe.
We adapted the amounts of some of the ingredients to suit our tastes (a little less coco and a bit more honey) but the recipe suggests to use...
4 TBSP Cocoa Powder
250 ML Milk
1 TSP Honey
A few drops of Vanilla Essence
Remember to have an adult around at all times whilst making this recipe.
1. Ask your adult to heat the milk on the stove or in a microwave
2. In a jug, mix together all the other ingredients with a little milk, until smooth.
3. Get your adult to pour the heated milk into the jug and carefully whisk together.
4. Pour into mugs and enjoy.
The ingredients quantities are for one mug, so double for two and so on.
The Hands on History series are a great set of books for children, with so many ideas for activities, on a wide range of subjects. Other books in the series include Egyptians and Celts.