Mexican Hot Chocolate

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
Servings: 4



  • 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.


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


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

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