American Heritage Grated Chocolate Drink

American Heritage Grated Chocolate Drink

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To trace the history of cocoa and chocolate is to embark on a journey, a wonderful excursion through time and space. Few foods have such a rich social and economic history, one that extends from ancient times to modern manufacturing techniques. Cacao trees that produced the beans – ultimately made into chocolate – first grew in tropical regions of the Americas, originating among the Amerindian cultures of Central and South America. Cocoa and chocolate sold in early 17th and 18th century North America were not in the form of candy bars. Chocolate at that time was prepared as a beverage to be drunk at meal times, sometimes for breakfast, other times for afternoon dinner or evening supper.

Enjoy the taste and aroma of rich hot chocolate blended with authentic spices. Simply follow the instructions on the package to enjoy a chocolate drink the way our ancestors did. The American Heritage Grated Chocolate Drink is also superb for baking in your favorite recipes.

Handcrafted authentic colonial recipe.
Chocolate Cheesecake

Serving Size: Serves 12


14 oz (435 g) gingersnaps, crushed fine
6 oz. (185 g) butter, melted
3/4 cup (175 ml) sugar
2 Tbsp. (30 ml) flour
1/2 Tsp. (2 ml) nutmeg
1/4 Tsp. (1 ml) salt
Three 8 oz. (85 g) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 Tsp. (5 ml) vanilla
4 eggs, separated
1 cup (250 ml) cream
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
1-1/2 cups (375 ml) HERITAGE™ Chocolate Drink
3/4 cup (175 ml) crystal (candied) ginger, chopped fine


To Make Crust
Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Place gingersnaps in food processor and process until fine crumb forms. Move ginger crumbs to small bowl and add melted butter. Press mixture into bottom of a 10” springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool ten minutes.

To Make Filling
In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, salt and cream cheese. Add vanilla and mix 1 minute. Separate egg yolks from whites. Place egg whites into small glass or metal bowl.

Add egg yolks to cream cheese mixture, one at a time, mixing well after each yolk. Add cream and milk and mix for 1 minute. Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold egg whites into cream cheese mixture. Gently fold in grated chocolate and chopped ginger.

Pour mixture into springform pan. Bake at 325°F (160°C) for 50 minutes. Let cool in oven with door shut for 15 minutes. Remove and let cool for 1 hour. Place in refrigerator for a minimum of 6 hours – it’s best if left overnight to cool and blend flavours.

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