The History of Hot Chocolate – and the benefit’s also!

For my next video I will be showing you how to make a quick and easy hot chocolate, completely from scratch. That’s right, by using real chocolate!

Now some of you might know that I like to categorize each recipe/tutorial that I make into the county of origins, for instead the Japanese Ramen, will be under the Category of ‘Japan’.

The question is, where would hot chocolate go? So after some research, it still is a confusion. Some say its from Mexico, some say Spain or even France. This is Wikipedia’s verdict:

The first chocolate beverage is believed to have been created by the Mayas around 2,000 years ago, and a cocoa beverage was an essential part of Aztec culture by 1400 AD.[2] The beverage became popular in Europe after being introduced from Mexico in the New World, and has undergone multiple changes since then.

Turns out to be from 2,000 year’s ago! And even more reason to make this drink especially with the cold UK winter months coming up. For this reason, hot chocolate will be under the Category of ‘General’ to state that this hot beverage can not be determined through one country and so with many other recipes alike so keep checking back on the ‘General’ category for interesting food facts and recipes, you don’t know what you might stumble upon!

Before I go off to start my tutorial video via YouTube, another interesting fact to pond about:

While hot chocolate is generally consumed for pleasure, there are several potential health benefits associated with drinking hot chocolate. A 2003 study from Cornell University found that cocoa contains large amounts of antioxidants that may help prevent cancer.[23] Also, the Cocoa Bean has demonstrated evidence that it helps with digestion.[24] From the 16th to 19th centuries, hot chocolate was valued as a medicine as well as a drink.[8]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_chocolate

Stay tuned to make your very own with no fancy equipment!

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