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Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

As a thriving chocolate addict, I was super excited to come across this Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa recipe that reminds me of one of my favorite Chocolate Crinkle Cookie recipes…and that is because they have a little bit of an amazing spicy kick to them.

Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa
Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

We’re just going to jump right into learning how to make this yummy drink recipe.

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Video tutorial

First we are going to start out with the process of making them:

Ideas for how to serve it

Here is what it looks like plain.

Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

Then topped with whatever my choice of extra fattening goodness. 🙂

Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

Recipe card found here

Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Classic home-made cocoa recipe with a spicy kick. It's soon to become a cold weather favorite!


  • 4 Cups Milk (not skim)
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ teaspoon Chili Powder
  • **Optional: ¼ teaspoon Ground Cayenne for a spicier Hot Cocoa**


    In a medium sauce pan, combine milk, cocoa powder, sugar, ground cinnamon, vanilla,
    chocolate chips, and chili powder.

    Whisk together until well combined, and smooth.

    Heat until steaming, but don’t allow the cocoa to boil, whisking occasionally.

    Serve, and top with your favorite hot chocolate toppings.


For topping- cinnamon sticks, ground cinnamon, chocolate shavings, whipped cream, or

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 325Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 20mgSodium 185mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 3gSugar 28gProtein 11g

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It may be a stove-top recipe, and doesn’t utilize a slow cooker…but it could easily be made with a different warming method.

I like this drink so much that I have to pace myself when I make it so that I don’t overdo my sugar intake…which is why I try to keep it for special occasions only.

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*This post was originally shared to this site on December 15, 2019 and has since been updated.

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