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Fourth of July, Chocolate, Columbus and George Washington

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This summer, when you visit America’s most iconic historic venues, you’ll learn much about our nation’s history AND have the opportunity debunk the many legends and myths about chocolate. 

Fourth of July, Chocolate, Columbus and George Washington

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This summer, when you visit America’s most iconic historic venues, you’ll learn much about our nation’s history AND have the opportunity debunk the many legends and myths about chocolate.

 

 

Did you know that cacao beans were used as form of currency dating back to the Aztec Empire, Christopher Columbus discovered America AND chocolate, and George Washington drank “chocolate cream” for breakfast?

 

 

Mars Chocolate North America has partnered with sites including Fort Ticonderoga, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, The National Archives, Monticello, The Smithsonian, and Parks Canada to not only sell AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, fashioned off ingredient lists from the 1750’s, but also to educate consumers on the history of the Americas through the unique lens of chocolate.

 

 

Starting July 41, some of the aforementioned venues will introduce a new Spiced and Iced Chocolate drink from AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate as well as offer free drink samples, chats with AHC’s Chocolate Historian and 18th century-inspired chocolate-making demonstrations.

 

 

To try the drink and other decadent chocolate recipes at home:

 

Spiced and Iced American Heritage® Chocolate

2 Servings

 

 

Ingredients

¼ cup powdered sugar

½ cup nonfat dry milk

2 Tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Drink 

1 ½ cups water

 

Directions

Heat water until gently boiling, then remove water from heat.

Whisk remaining ingredients slowly into water. Continue whisking until chocolate is dissolved and smooth.

To serve, either: Dispense hot liquid over crushed ice, or; Pour into container and chill overnight.

 

AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Lavender Pistachio Brownies

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup, chopped American Heritage® Chocolate Block
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • water, vegetable oil, egg as directed on brownie mix
  • 1 TBSP finely chopped edible lavender
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pistachios

 

Step 1

Follow the directions on the box of your desired brownie mix.

Step 2

Add chopped chocolate, lavender and pistachios to brownie batter.

Step 3

Pour brownie batter into baking pan and bake as directed. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Step 4

Optional: Top with additional chopped lavender and pistachios.

 

AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate® Ice Cream (No Churn)

Makes 1 quart

 

 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups whole milk

3/4 ounce (3 tablespoons) cornstarch

1 ½ cups heavy cream

6 ounces (3/4 cup) granulated sugar

1 ounce (¼ cup) cocoa powder

½ teaspoon powdered espresso

Pinch kosher salt

4 ounces AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate - GRATED

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions

Whisk ½ cup milk with cornstarch to dissolve, set aside.

In a saucepan, whisk remaining milk with heavy cream, sugar, cocoa powder, espresso and salt until blended. Heat the mixture until just before a simmer.  Remove some of the hot milk mixture with dissolved cornstarch, blending together. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan and continue cooking until mixture slightly thickens.  Remove from heat, stir in American Heritage Chocolate® Drink and vanilla.

Pour mixture into serving cups. Once it slightly cools, cover with pieces waxed paper and freeze. 

 

Learn more about AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate at http://www.americanheritagechocolate.com.

 

July 25, 2017

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