Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Aztec Hot Chocolate

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.


  1. They sound like great books, might have to look out for them for my son.
    I want a hot chocolate now ;)
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    1. They are packed with things to do so certainly worth a look :)

  2. They sound like brilliant books, especially if they get you making hot chocolate ;-)

    1. Any excuse to make hot chocolate, right? :)

  3. One word............YUM and also great post :) #letkidsbekids

  4. Yum is definitely the word :), thank you.