Hot Chocolate facts

The first records of chocolate being
used for drinking come from residue found in ancient Mayan pots – it
dates back to the 5th century AD.
The drink was made by pounding
chocolate beans in to a paste which was then mixed with water, chili
peppers, cornmeal, and assorted spices. The drink was then poured back
and forth between a cup and a pot, which gave it a foamy head. This was
drunk cold, and people of all classes drank it regularly. The drink
tasted spicy and bitter, unlike today’s hot chocolate.

(Apparently, if you ever get to
Paris, be sure to visit Angelina for the best hot chocolate in the
world – try the Chocolat l’Africain (pictured above – recipe below).
Combine 3/4 cup whole milk, 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1 teaspoon
confectioners’ sugar and heat over med-high till bubbles appear around
edges. Remove from heat and add 4 oz of the best bittersweet chocolate
(72%) you can find (chopped). Stir till melted (you may need to return
it to low heat). Serve with whipped cream.)

Source: http://s13ky.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/10-fascinating-food-facts/

Personally I recommend Italian hot chocolate. The thick creamy kind and is so thick you can only eat it with a spoon. mm.

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