This Mexican Hot Chocolate made with 100% unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon and a hint of chili will warm you up from the inside out!
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Mexican Hot Chocolate

This Mexican Hot Chocolate made with 100% unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon and a hint of chili will warm you up from the inside out!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Isabel Eats

Ingredients

For the hot chocolate

  • 2 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne (optional - you can omit this if you don't want it too spicy)
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate

Optional toppings

  • marshmallows, chocolate shavings, cinnamon stick for stirring

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add milk, cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, chili powder, cayenne pepper (if desired). 
  • Mix together with a whisk, add the bittersweet chocolate and heat until the chocolate has completely melted and the mixture is hot, but not boiling.
  • Divide hot chocolate into 2 mugs and serve with marshmallows, chocolate shavings and a cinnamon stick.

Notes

For a thicker and creamier cup of hot chocolate, use whole milk and 2 to 4 oz of bittersweet chocolate.
 

 
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 480mg14%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 320mg32%
Iron 6.3mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 6.3mg