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Watch 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 11/24/2019 12:00:00 12/31/1969 16:00:00 America/Rio_Branco Chocolate Making Demonstration

Watch 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 shows how to use the metate and mano to release cocoa butter from the cacao seeds. Although children did not drink chocolate in the 18th century (too stimulating!), our young guests can try their hand at shelling cacao seeds while learning about the variety of spices that were incorporated into colonial chocolate. Also discover the history of and preparation of hot chocolate that took place at Mount Vernon during George Washington's lifetime!

Celebrate with us daily at 3:30PM with a chocolate toast to Christmas! Staff will offer samples of American Heritage Historic Chocolate, adapted from an 18th-century recipe.

 

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