Drinks/ Recipes

Mexican Hot Chocolate

A copper mug filled with Mexican hot chocolate.

Who’s ready to get back to reality now that the holidays are over?

I am…and I’m not. Let’s just say Jacob and I enjoyed the much-needed break so much that we both had a case of the post-holiday blues. But I guess you have to get back to real-life eventually!

Two copper mugs filled with Mexican hot chocolate.

I don’t know about you, but I usually I get a bit of seasonal depression at this time of year.

The cold months of January and February always seem to drag on foreverrr. Cloudy days filled with endless snow make it so hard to get outside to get some fresh air. But, staying cooped up indoors everyday can really get to you after a while.

To combat this, Jacob and I always try to make an effort to get outside as much as we can during the winter. For example we LOVE going snowboarding and finding nice places to walk/hike.

A saucepan filled with Mexican hot chocolate pouring into a copper mug.

However, since we moved to St. George a year and a half ago, things are a bit different for us now.

Let’s just say it’s sunny basically all year round here.

We’ve been enjoying lovely 40F degree weather for the past little while. And by the time February hits it will be a nice 60F degrees!

A copper mug filled with Mexican hot chocolate.

If you aren’t fortunate enough to escape the cold and snow, I think you’ll really enjoy what I have in store for you today: Mexican hot chocolate.

This recipe is sooo easy to whip up and it uses normal, everyday ingredients (none of those strange ingredients that come in the store-bought hot cocoa mixes) that you probably already have in hand.

So what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to whip up a batch of this Mexican hot chocolate! The cinnamon, chili powder and dark chocolate give this hot chocolate a nice spicy feel that your tastebuds are sure to love!

Two copper mugs filled with Mexican hot chocolate.

Today, I’m inviting you to hunker down with your favorite book or Netflix show and a nice steamy mug of this hot chocolate. Honestly, is there really a better way to start 2019?


Mexican Hot Chocolate

A rich, creamy and slightly spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate. After one sip of this traditional hot chocolate you’ll never want to drink store-bought hot cocoa ever again!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cinnamon, hot chocolate, mexican, winter
Servings: 4 servings
  • 2 bars bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder, optional
  • whipped cream, optional
  • chocolate shavings, optional
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine chocolate, cinnamon, milk, cream and chili powder.

  2. Stir the hot chocolate mixture until the chocolate is melted and the mixture has reached the desired temperature.

  3. Pour hot chocolate into mugs and serve with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.


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