Mexican hot chocolate is one of the greatest warm drinks when sweet and chilli powders meet and create something magical. Cocoa powder, chocolate, and spices will give you a touch of warmth on cold days.
Who doesn’t love hot chocolate?
Personally I am a loyal fan to the best made at home hot chocolate. Mixed with some spices and served with some soft and fresh croissants is just everything I want on a dull day. My daughter is not an exception, she simply adores hot chocolate and tries to decorate it with anything I have available in the kitchen. She loves to add marshmallows, chocolate chips, meringue, or some cinnamon powder to make it simply irresistible and aromatic.
Even though I am a coffee lover and my mornings usually start with a cup of good espresso, a hot chocolate topped with anything has always a place in my heart. A cup of Mexican hot chocolate offers a blooming, subtle, and aromatic warmth on cold/wintery days.
This Mexican hot chocolate made at home isn’t too pungent and spicy, it just has the right amount of spicy powders, and I am sure that you will love it that much I do.
In my house, hot chocolate is already a tradition if speaking about weekends or holidays. Mexican hot chocolate recipe is easy to make with sophisticated fragrant spices to leave behind a nostalgic memory.
Nothing screams more winter feelings than a cup of this great tasting hot chocolate infused with spices and aromas.
Where did Mexican hot chocolate originate from?
Mexican hot chocolate recipe originates from Mexico and extends to Central America. Mexicans adore species and lots of flavour in their dishes. It is not a surprise that even a cup of hot chocolate has personalized their way and taste. It dates back to the Maya years when people made their first hot chocolate infused with spices, and years before it was discovered by the world today. However, today it has changed a lot and many countries customize this warm drink with different aromas and toppings.
Is hot chocolate made with milk or water?
Hot Chocolate is made with milk, this is the traditional version. If you are vegetarian then you can easily skip it with water or plant-based milk. When milk is boiling simply add cocoa powder and sweetened chocolate to create a simple, but tasty drink.
Simple, easy, and chocolate-icious.
How do you drink hot chocolate?
This simple warm drink is drunk anyway. Some tips for a better hot chocolate drink recipe.
Use regular good quality dark chocolate instead of powdered one. The authentic chocolate has a more pronounced and deeper taste. You will feel the difference instantly with a real qualitative chocolate bar. I have used a sweet dark with milk chocolate.
Stir constantly the milk at the time it is boiling, and you add the chocolate and cocoa powder.
Try to drink it immediately to enjoy an authentic delicious taste.
Try to use spices you like, but keep in mind cloves or nutmeg here add just an unbelievable delicious aroma.
How to make Mexican hot chocolate?
Because there are too many restaurants available nowadays, a homemade dish is much more appreciated and beloved. I am that person that adores cooking at home and love to experience with taste and aromas.
No bar will make hot chocolate better than one made at home with love and qualitative ingredients. This is probably the secret of making ultra-tasty and fabulous dishes.
Homemade Mexican hot chocolate is easy to make and flavorful to enjoy. The small difference between an authentic hot chocolate and one of the Mexican style, are the spices you add to make it more memorable. I adore both versions.
2 cups of fresh milk
½ cup of chocolate chips
2 tbsp cocoa powder
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
⅙ tsp cayenne pepper
Assembling the ingredients:
Take a small saucepan and pour the milk. Boil at a medium heat over the stove until it starts to make some foam. Turn the heat to low and add the chocolate. Whisk well until it fully dissolves into the milk. Add the cocoa powder and take off the heat. Whisk well until all the ingredients have incorporated.
Now add the spices and mix well all the ingredients to create an unreal aromatic smell. Pay attention, I didn’t add any sugar. It is optional and at your discretion.
Pour into some nice cups the mixture of hot chocolate and serve immediately.
For tips: if you want an easier but also delicious drink, simply make some milk froth at your coffee machine. Add all the ingredients and mix well.
If your Mexican hot chocolate drink isn’t that sweet, simply add some sugar and top some marshmallows or other cookies.
Enjoy with pleasure!
Mexican Hot Chocolate Ready In 10 Minutes!
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup dark/milk chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/6 tsp cayenne pepper
- Take a small saucepan and pour the milk. Boil at a medium heat over the stove until it starts to make some foam.
- Turn the heat to low and add the chocolate. Whisk well until it fully dissolves into the milk. Add the cocoa powder and take off the heat. Whisk well until all the ingredients have incorporated.
- Add the spices and mix well all the ingredients to create an unreal aromatic smell.
- Pour into some nice cups the mixture of hot chocolate and serve immediately.