Velvety chocolate goodness in every sip, this Mexican Hot Chocolate is a fun twist on the classic cold-weather favorite.
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….
…and maybe even add a glittery gold party nail. Oopsies!
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 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!
We also teamed up with a local photographer, Tracy Anne Photography, who was gracious enough to help us out with our photo shoot.
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.
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.
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?
Wishing you and yours many cozy fireside evenings this season.
No forks required.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
- 4 cups milk
- 2 discs Mexican chocolate (grated such as Taza Cacao Puro)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- cinnamon sticks and whipped cream (to serve)
- 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.
24 thoughts on “Mexican Hot Chocolate”
Stomach = GROWLING at just the thought of all this spiced up cinnamon chocolate-liciousness. Can’t rest until I get this in my belly.
I wish I could make you a mug!
Can’t wait to make this hot cocoa!
I hope you love it!
Everything looks gorgeous, Liz, and I love those nails, glitter and all! Would love a cup of the Mexican Hot Chocolate this very moment!
Thank you so much Ann! I couldn’t resist the glitter nail!
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.
You will love Abby’s site, Heidi. Her design style is very modern and clean – I’m always inspired when I visit her 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 ;)
Thank you so much for your support Phi!! So sweet of you to comment on Abby’s blog too <3
Yum! I always love the spices in in Mexican hot chocolate! Love your nails and that sweater, too!
Would you believe that sweater is from Costco??
NO WAY! I might have to go hunt one down!
Liz, that Mexican hot chocolate looks incredible. P.S. Super cute house and nails!! Merry Christmas dear :) Pinned!
Thank you so much!!! Merry Christmas to you too friend!
I do want that fireplace and to be able to sit by it with this mexican chocolate… call it a done deal.
Seriously!! Isn’t Abby’s home gorgeous?
Love your nails! Also, gorgeous ideas. I need to get my leftover moving boxes out of the room with the Christmas tree ;-)
Yes you do!!! haha that would be perfect!!
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.
You know I bet it is very similar!! Thank you so much for my chocolatey surprise today!!
You had me at mexican + chocolate…yum! Fun collaboration! and pretty nails!
haha I know right? Two of my favorite words!! Thanks girl!!