Mexican Style Hot Chocolate Recipe

2020-01-30
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3.5 Stars

3 Voters
This Mexican hot chocolate is smooth, creamy and extra rich. Made with cinnamon and a hint of chili. The perfect comfort food for cold winter days. This version of hot chocolate (chocolate caliente) is very easy to make and requires only 5-10 minutes of work.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
2
PREP TIME
10 Minutes
WORK TIME
10 Minutes
INGREDIENTS
    • 1½ cups (360ml) Milk
    • 1 tablespoon (8) Cocoa powder
    • 2oz (60g) Dark chocolate
    • 1-2 tablespoons Brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
    • 1 Cinnamon stick
    • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper / chili powder (optional)
    • Pinch Salt
DIRECTIONS

1. Chop the chocolate. Set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add milk, cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon stick, chili powder/cayenne pepper. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently.

3. Stir in chopped chocolate and vanilla extract. Whisk until completely melted. Remove cinnamon stick.

4. Pour into a mug, garnish with whole cinnamon stick. Serve hot!

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