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Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

As a thriving chocolate addict, I was super excited to come across this 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 awesome spicy kick to them.

Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa
Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

By the way, If you want the recipe for those Mexican Crinkle Cookies, you can find them here. It’s one of those recipes that you either LOVE and make them all the time, or you won’t like them… but they’re one of my fave’s (and a recipe that I personally developed) so this biased opinion is that you should at least try them… lol.

I will stop talking up my cookie recipe and get back on track with these Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa Cookies, ha ha.

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

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Doesn’t it sound so freakin’ tasty?!!!

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

Before I give you a free printable recipe card of this yummy cocoa, I wanted to share with you links to five of my other tasty recipes:

Now back to the recipe for Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa!

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Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

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

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 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



Serving Size


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

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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Easy Mexican Hot Cocoa

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