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Mexican Hot Chocolate in a white mug topped with whipped cream and chocolate.
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Mexican Hot Chocolate

This rich and creamy Mexican Hot Chocolate is flavored with two types of chocolate and a touch of spice. 
Course Beverages
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 you can easily adjust it up or down
Calories 360kcal


  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • couple pinches cayenne pepper more or less taste
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet/dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • optional garnishes: whipped cream, marshmallows, chopped chocolate, cinnamon sticks


  • Whisk milk, half and half, cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper in a saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat whisking occasionally, until the mixture is fully combined and hot, but not yet boiling. Add chocolate chips and vanilla extract, whisking until smooth and combined. Serve immediately with the garnishes of your choice.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 428IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 1mg