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Mexican Hot Chocolate. Warm your belly with this hot chocolate recipe that packs a kick! Cinnamon and chili powder blend with cocoa for the perfect belly warming recipe.

Mexican hot chocolate

I love cold weather. There are so many great things about the chilly winter days… Sweaters, boots, cuddles by the fire (if I owned a fire place, that is), AND hot chocolate.

Of all the versions we have made in the past, this one takes the cake. It is my absolute favorite hot chocolate recipe. Sweet with a tiny bit of spice and a whole lot of flavor.

Recipe Features:

  • Quick and Easy: From start to finish, this recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make.
  • Minimal Ingredients: Most of which are pantry staples.
  • Perfect Spice: The blend of chocolate, cinnamon, and chili powder gives you an insane sweet and spicy combo.
Mexican hot chocolate recipe

What You’ll Need:

How does this recipe differ from regular ol’ hot chocolate? Glad you asked.

This recipe has a kick that will tickle your taste buds! Cinnamon and chili powder are remarkably well paired with sweet chocolate. The amounts called for give you just a subtle hint of spice but an overwhelming warm chocolate flavor. It is perfection.

  • Hot Cocoa Mix (affiliate): Use your favorite or a homemade version.
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Chili Powder
  • Milk

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Combine the cocoa mix, syrup, cinnamon, and chili powder in a large mug (affiliate).
  2. Slowly stir in (affiliate) the warmed milk until all of the ingredients are combined.
  3. Top with whipped cream and enjoy.

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Mexican hot chocolate drink

Tips for the perfect cup of hot chocolate:

  1. Skip the marshmallows. Whip 1/4 cup of heavy cream with a dash of sugar. Once stiff peaks form you can top your warm cocoa with a dollop (<<< my favorite word).
  2. Option 2: COOL WHIP. This one is hit or miss but we enjoy it as a family.
  3. If you HAVE to use marshmallows, opt for the homemade variety.
  4. Use whole milk. The creamy thickness comes from the milk you use. Whole offers a perfect texture.
  5. Sharing makes it 100x better. Ok, maybe not true. But is it not more fun that way??

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Mexican Hot Chocolate. Warm your belly with this hot chocolate recipe that packs a kick! Cinnamon and chili powder blend with cocoa for the perfect belly warming recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons hot cocoa mix
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch chili powder
  • 1 cup milk, heated just to a simmer
  • Whipped cream, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine the cocoa mix, syrup, cinnamon, and chili powder in a large mug. Slowly stir in the warmed milk until all of the ingredients are combined.
  2. Top with whipped cream and enjoy.

Notes

Alternately, you could also make your favorite homemade cocoa and add a touch of cinnamon and chili powder.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 570mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 4gSugar: 65gProtein: 15g

Calorie count is an estimate based off a third party.

Mexican Hot Chocolate. Warm your belly with this hot chocolate recipe that packs a kick! Cinnamon and chili powder blend with cocoa for the perfect belly warming recipe.

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