Mexican hot chocolate

    5 mins

    This is an easy way to spice up drinking chocolate mix and you can add more or less of each ingredient, depending on taste. Serve with marshmallows or whipped cream.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 3 tablespoons instant hot chocolate
    • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch chilli powder (or to taste)
    • ¼ cup (65ml) milk
    • ¾ cup (190ml) boiling water

    Prep:2min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. In two large mugs, mix the hot chocolate mix, chocolate syrup, cinnamon and chili powder. Pour in the milk. Add the boiling water and stir.

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    Now this hits the spot! I do change the recipe in the sense that I have cocoa powder and make the hot chocolate out of that instead of the instant, taste all the better IMO. But the addition of the cinnamon and the pinch of chili powder make a good cup of homemade hotchocolate into a FANTASTIC treat. Just those two things change the ordinary into a very special, very YUMMY drink. Thanks so much for this recipe, Mexican Hot Chocolate is the best hot chocolate I've ever had.  -  26 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This really is good(and simple)! It reminds me of Farmer Brothers Monterey Hot Chocolate (which I love, and they don't stock it in the grocery store, only at a cafe I've been to). So it's great that now I can make it at home! Also, I used a 1/2 cup of milk instead of the 1/4 cup, then 1/2 cup of water instead of the 3/4 cup. I do think that next time though I'll add the water first before adding the milk. When I added the milk first(like it says to) then added the water, everything was all clumpy. So I had to stick it back in the microwave for another minute. It still turned out very good though. And definately a keeper! I can't wait for it to get cold outside again to have it more often!  -  30 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This twist to boring hot chocolate is incredible. I know it sounds wierd to add chili but try it! You'll love it. Great for cold nights and a bit of cultural diversity!  -  19 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)