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Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

This delicious, not-too-sweet hot chocolate is richly flavored with cocoa and delicately seasoned with spices. The whole-stick cinnamon stirrers come in handy, as the old-fashioned chocolate mixture settles if not stirred before drinking. The blend of cinnamon and chocolate flavors is wonderful! —Kathy Young, Weatherford, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground cloves or nutmeg
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Whole cinnamon sticks


  • 1. In a small saucepan, mix cocoa and sugar; stir in water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 2. Add cinnamon and cloves; stir in milk. Simmer 5 minutes (do not boil). Whisk in vanilla. Pour hot chocolate into mugs; top with whipped cream. Use cinnamon sticks for stirrers. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 156 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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mommakaren User ID: 4524862 38318
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"just like my dad's! EASY AND LOVELY"

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