A Chocolate Pot


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A Chocolate Pot
Colonial Williamsburg

The Experienced English Housekeeper, published in London in 1769, described how to make hot chocolate: “Scrape four ounces of chocolate and pour a quart of boiling water upon it, mill it well with a chocolate mill, and sweeten it to your taste, give it a boil and let it stand all night, then mill it again very well, boil it two minutes, then mill it till it will leave a froth upon the top of your cups.” The chocolate mill is the stirring rod through the center of the pot, a distinguishing feature that separates chocolate pots from coffee pots.


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