Creamy, spiced, and utterly delicious - Mexican hot chocolate is a treat like no other. This classic indulgence has been around for centuries, with its unique blend of flavors and indulgent chocolaty goodness.
If you've never tasted it, you're in for a treat. For a unique twist on a classic, you'll find Mexican hot chocolate unlike any other.
Mexican Hot Chocolate differs from it's American cousin by melting chocolate in hot milk instead of cocoa powder.
Additionally, there is no added sugar beyond what is in the chocolate and milk. Spice it with cinnamon, cloves and cayenne pepper and you have rich chocolatey drink with a nice spicy kick
Mexican Hot Chocolate Ingredients
The ingredients for this drink are fairly basic pantry staples, though the combination may seem unusual to the uninitiated:
Milk - dairy or non-dairy, whole milk will be creamier obviously.
Dark chocolate - you can use semi sweet or milk chocolate if you want it sweeter.
Spices - cinnamon, cloves, and cayenne pepper.
Add sweetener to the drink if you feel it needs it, but traditionally it is served without any added sugar.
Directions for Mexican Hot Chocolate
Start by simmering the cinnamon and cloves in the milk to infuse it with the aromatic flavors.
The chocolate is then melted in the warmed milk along with a pinch of cayenne.
Finally, the mixture is frothed either with an immersion blender or a standard blender.
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- 4 cups milk
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 2 whole cloves
- 4 ounces dark chocolate
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper (to taste)
- ground cinnamon (for decoration)
- In a small saucepan, slowly heat milk, cinnamon and cloves over medium heat until just below the boiling point.
- Remove from the heat. Remove the spices and stir in the chocolate until melted.
- Pour into a blender and whip until frothy. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of cinnamon.