Mexican Hot Chocolate

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

Velvety chocolate goodness in every sip, this Mexican Hot Chocolate is a fun twist on the classic cold-weather favorite. 

Mexican Hot Chocolate - The Lemon Bowl

We have officially entered the most wonderful time of year! Our social calendars are packed with festive occasions, our kitchens are over flowing with warm aromas and we no longer need an excuse to paint our nails ruby red….

Ruby Red Nails

…and maybe even add a glittery gold party nail. Oopsies! 

Holiday Sizzle 2014 - The Lemon Bowl

In honor of the most wonderful time of the year, I am collaborating with my beautiful friend Abby in the weeks to come to share three easy ideas for holiday entertaining. Be sure to visit Instagram to check out all of the #HolidaySizzle2014 festivities.

Abby's Fireplace

Abby is an Interior Designer who not only works with clients here in West Michigan but also has a very successful design blog where she shares her secrets. Can we discuss her gorgeous fireplace scene? I want to take a nap right by that fire!

Tracy Anne Photographer

We also teamed up with a local photographer, Tracy Anne Photography, who was gracious enough to help us out with our photo shoot.

Wrapped Gifts by Fire

Whether you’re wrapping gifts late night by the fire or having friends over to exchange white elephant gifts, I have the perfect warm and toasty beverage for the occasion: Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Chocolate Mexicano

The secret is using pure, Mexican chocolate which you can purchase online or at specialty food shops. If you can’t find it, just use the best quality 70% chocolate you can find. As the rich chocolate melts, you whisk it together with warm cinnamon, a bit of salt and a just a pinch of spicy cayenne.

Kid Drinking Cocoa

Don’t worry, if you have little ones with sensitive palates, just omit the cayenne and double up on the whipped cream. Isn’t Abby’s son Holden press and a half?

Mexican Hot Chocolate - The Lemon Bowl

Wishing you and yours many cozy fireside evenings this season.

No forks required.

Mexican Hot Chocolate - The Lemon Bowl

Mexican Hot Chocolate

5 stars average
Velvety chocolate goodness in every sip, this Mexican Hot Chocolate is a fun twist on the classic cold-weather favorite.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes
Servings4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Heat milk in a sauce pot over medium heat until bubbles start to form around the edges.
  • Remove pan from heat and slowly stir in the grated chocolate. Add cinnamon, vanilla, salt and cayenne then whisk until smooth and slightly frothy.
  • Serve in mugs with a cinnamon stick and whipped cream.

Notes

To turn into a cocktail, add Bailey’s to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcalCarbohydrates: 32.7gProtein: 14.1gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 286mgFiber: 4.3gSugar: 19g

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24 responses to “Mexican Hot Chocolate”

  1. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    Stomach = GROWLING at just the thought of all this spiced up cinnamon chocolate-liciousness. Can’t rest until I get this in my belly.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I wish I could make you a mug!

  2. Beth C Avatar
    Beth C

    Can’t wait to make this hot cocoa!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it!

  3. Ann Avatar
    Ann

    Everything looks gorgeous, Liz, and I love those nails, glitter and all! Would love a cup of the Mexican Hot Chocolate this very moment!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Ann! I couldn’t resist the glitter nail!

  4. Heidi @foodiecrush Avatar
    Heidi @foodiecrush

    My mom brought me some Mexican chocolate after a trip to Cancun and there is such a difference! Love the entertaining ideas and such pretty pics! Will be chccking out her blog for sure.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You will love Abby’s site, Heidi. Her design style is very modern and clean – I’m always inspired when I visit her blog!

  5. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog Avatar
    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    GIRL OMG! I loooove Mexican hot chocolate and can’t wait to try your recipe! What a great collaboration, I’m off to go check out more beautiful things and learn about design ;)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much for your support Phi!! So sweet of you to comment on Abby’s blog too <3

  6. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits Avatar
    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    Yum! I always love the spices in in Mexican hot chocolate! Love your nails and that sweater, too!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Would you believe that sweater is from Costco??

      1. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits Avatar
        Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

        NO WAY! I might have to go hunt one down!

  7. Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com Avatar
    Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com

    Liz, that Mexican hot chocolate looks incredible. P.S. Super cute house and nails!! Merry Christmas dear :) Pinned!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much!!! Merry Christmas to you too friend!

  8. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite Avatar
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    I do want that fireplace and to be able to sit by it with this mexican chocolate… call it a done deal.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Seriously!! Isn’t Abby’s home gorgeous?

  9. Erin | The Law Student's Wife Avatar
    Erin | The Law Student’s Wife

    Love your nails! Also, gorgeous ideas. I need to get my leftover moving boxes out of the room with the Christmas tree ;-)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes you do!!! haha that would be perfect!!

  10. Erin @ Texanerin Baking Avatar
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    So it’s the chocolate, cinnamon and cayenne! Yum. :D I’ve never had Mexican chocolate. I wonder if Spanish chocolate is similar! I’m off to check that out.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You know I bet it is very similar!! Thank you so much for my chocolatey surprise today!!

  11. Aggie Avatar
    Aggie

    You had me at mexican + chocolate…yum! Fun collaboration! and pretty nails!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha I know right? Two of my favorite words!! Thanks girl!!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.