Best Ever Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

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This Mexican hot chocolate is like liquid gold! Forget the cocoa powder – this contains the REAL melted chocolate with cinnamon and spices! Once you try this Mexican hot chocolate recipe, you’ll never want your hot chocolate any other way!

Best Ever Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

What is the secret to the best tasting hot chocolate?  Use real chocolate!  No cocoa powder can compare to the smoothest richest taste of heated melted real chocolate! The taste and the texture of this Mexican hot chocolate is indescribable! Can you imagine it on your tongue?

Swirl this thick melted chocolate in your mouth, savor the warmth, sip is slowly till it warms you completely up to your very core.  Inhale the cinnamon, feel the sweet heat, this Mexican hot chocolate will take you to a place you haven’t been before.

Best Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Once you try this amazing concoction, you’ll never want to get anywhere near the powdered hot chocolate mix!  The cocoa mix is like a joke compared to the real thing!  Real chocolate all the way please!

This Mexican hot chocolate is like a flavor explosion.  Cinnamon adds the depth, chili powder adds the heat and vanilla adds the sweet dimention.  The chocolate dissolves into the milky goodness, spiked with the flavors, so ready for you to devour it right now.

How To Make Mexican Hot Chocolate

How To Make Mexican Hot Chocolate

Making this Mexican hot chocolate is extremely easy and takes just 5 minutes!  This recipe uses very simple everyday ingredients – milk, chocolate chips, cinnamon, vanilla and chili powder.  No special equipment is needed – just a pot on a stove, and a fork or handheld whisk for mixing!

If you search for Mexican hot chocolate recipes on the web, many of them use weird ingredients like evaporated milk from a can (yuck)!  There is no need for goopy canned stuff, just use regular real milk!  The thickness in this Mexican chocolate comes from the chocolate itself.  1 cup of chocolate chips melted in a 1 cup of real milk produces the most luscious smoothest hot chocolate ever!

How To Make Mexican Hot Chocolate From Scratch

To make this Mexican hot chocolate, just put milk, chocolate chips, cinnamon, vanilla and chili powder in a pot, heat it on the stove until the milk starts to simmer, turn off the heat, and mix until the chocolate chips are fully melted. That’s all there is to making the Mexican hot chocolate!

If you want to make Mexican hot chocolate for a crowd, just double, triple, or quadruple the ingredients :)  Everyone’s gonna love it! Enjoy!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink

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Best Ever Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

This is the best Mexican hot chocolate recipe ever! Melted real chocolate with spices is like liquid gold in a cup! Super easy to make, nobody can resist! Smell it, drink it, mmmm! This is the only Mexican hot chocolate recipe you'll ever need!
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder


  • Put all ingredients in the pot.
  • Heat on medium-high heat until the milk starts to simmer (but not boiling yet). Turn off the heat (do not let the milk boil).
  • Whisk with a hand-held whisk or with a fork until the chocolate chips are fully melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour Mexican hot chocolate in 2 cups. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon or cocoa powder. Enjoy!
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  1. It’s so easy to try! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Bookmarked it and gonna try in a snow day, must be great.

  2. What kind of chili powder do you use? I’m thinking it is not the regular chili powder used when one makes chili. For my taste, regular chili powder has little heat but more flavor

    Many Thanks!

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