Mexican Hot Cocoa Recipe
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Mexican Hot Cocoa Recipe

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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:22 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 22 servings


  • 12 cups water
  • 3 to 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) chocolate syrup
  • 3 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 132 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large kettle, combine water and cinnamon sticks. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until liquid turns light brown. Remove cinnamon sticks and discard.
  2. In another bowl, combine the chocolate syrup, milks and vanilla; slowly stir into cinnamon water. Return mixture to a simmer just to heat through. Top servings with whipped cream, cinnamon and cinnamon sticks if desired. Yield: about 5 quarts.
Originally published as Mexican Hot Cocoa in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2005, p101

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