While we tend to think of chocolate today in its solid form, for nine-tenths of its long history, chocolate was a drink. The first true chocolate bar as we know was not invented until 1839.

       In thousands of years before that time, chocolate was seen as an invaluable, sacred, even magical beverage, a symbol of power.

      Some places they consume hot chocolate as thick and dense, served in Italy. And the thinner Hot cocoa is typically served in United States.

      I have used here low fat milk to prepare this drink. You can use full cream milk and add chocolate also to make it rich.


Sugar- 2 tablespoons
Cocoa powder- 2 tablespoons
Salt- pinch
Low fat milk- 2-3 cups
Vanilla extract- 1/4 teaspoon

  • Boil milk in a pan  or heat the milk in oven (approximately 1 ½ minutes/cup).
  • In a bowl or jug add cocoa powder, sugar, salt. Stir in the hot milk to the cocoa mixture gradually.
  • Stir well untill well blended. Pass through a sieve to collect the frothy layer found on top of the hot chocolate.
  • Serve hot in glasses.
  • Note: Can substitute milk with low fat milk and sugar with sugar-free substitutes.

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