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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Colonial Recipes: Martha Washington's Colonial Chocolate

Martha Washington's Colonial Chocolate

George Washington’s Favorite Hot Chocolate.

4 Tablespoons Cocoa
Small amount Of Cold Water
2 Cups Water
1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Cups Milk
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
Small amount Of Cold Milk
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Hot Water
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Mix Cocoa And Cold Water To A Smooth Paste In A Saucepan. Stir In The 2 Cups Water, Sugar And Milk. Bring To A Boil And Blend In Cornstarch Which Has Been Dissolved In The Cold Milk. Boil 3 Minutes Longer.
Remove From Heat And Set In A Warm Place. Beat Egg And Hot Water Until Light And Foamy. Pour Half Of Egg Mixture Into A Pitcher. Blend In Vanilla Extract. Add To Chocolate Slowly. Pour Remaining Egg Mixture Over Top. Serve.
 Submitted by Carla Olson Gade


  1. I'm not so sure about the egg, but I think I'll try it. :)

  2. Carla, It's neat to see that these old recipes are really not so very different than ours, minus the egg, of course;) I make a similar hot chocolate from scratch for my men and they love it. I should sneak an egg in for extra protein - am sure they'd be none the wiser! Bless you for this. It was fun making Roxie in TCL a kitchen diva, relying on recipes like these!

  3. With the egg and cornstarch, it's very similar to my chocolate pudding recipe minus the water.

  4. Oh and don't forget a pinch of spice like at CW, Carla, it was so fun having you visit here. That hot chocolate mix from them is RICH! This sounds like a great recipe! Thanks!

  5. I made this recipe a few years back from an old cook I had. I lost the cook book and I´m glad ypu posted it since it was such a good recipe. Thank you a lot! XD


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