PRESIDENT’S DAY: Why You Should Have Hot Chocolate Today

George Washington’s favorite drink. Photo courtesy Mars Inc. You may have imagined our Colonial forefathers drinking wine, buttered rum, beer or a cup of tea. But hot chocolate? George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin enjoyed chocolate on a regular basis, according to Mars, the Historic Division of which produces American Heritage Hot Chocolate. The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Things To Do With Fudge Sauce

No cocoa? Mix milk with fudge sauce. Photo by Elton Lin | THE NIBBLE. If that jar of fudge sauce (a.k.a. chocolate sauce or hot fudge sauce) has been sitting on the shelf because you’re not into ice cream sundaes, how about turning it into hot chocolate, a milkshake or some mocha coffee? For hot…
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COOKING VIDEO: Make Hot Chocolate With Jacques Torres

  Today is our first really chilly day: Time to think of hot chocolate! Pick up a few pointers from Mr. Chocolate himself, Jacques Torres, on how to make a perfect cup. Torres uses his own brand of hot chocolate mix made from ground chocolate, not cocoa powder (ground chocolate mix is also known as…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Iced Chocolate

Treat your family and friends to a special summer drink: iced chocolate. It’s hot chocolate that’s chilled and served on ice. It’s easy to make: 1. Prepare hot chocolate with milk (regular, lowfat or fat-free). Don’t use cream or half and half, which is too heavy for a tall iced drink. 2. Consider flavoring the…
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