Listen to our costumed interpreters as they take you through each step of the chocolate making process—from cacao seed to chocolate mills— and learn more about the preparation of hot chocolate and chocolate tea at Mount Vernon.

 

Add to Calendar 11/23/2018 12:00:00 12/31/1969 16:00:00 America/Rio_Branco Chocolate Making Demonstration

Listen to our costumed interpreters as they take you through each step of the chocolate making process—from cacao seed to chocolate mills— and learn more about the preparation of hot chocolate and chocolate tea at Mount Vernon.

 

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This demonstration explains how the use of the metate and mano releases the cocoa butter from the cacao seeds. Although children did not drink chocolate in the 18th century (too stimulating!), our young guests can watch historic trades interpreters shell the cacao seeds while discussing the variety of spices that were incorporated into colonial chocolate, as well as the preparation of hot chocolate at Mount Vernon.

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