I hope you had some tasty leftovers from your batch of Italian sausage chicken soup! It’s really nice to slow down and enjoy the present moment – it looks different for everyone, but hopefully it is with this yummy treat on your side table and our Home in my Heart kit in your hands! When I tell you, the true joy of this mini recipe + and mini project series is in the tight-knit community that we have…knowing we are all working on the same project together (and eating the same recipes!) – that just warms my heart!

Up next is my Mexican Hot Chocolate, quick to make and it disappears even quicker! Looking to sweeten the deal? This recipe includes a scoop of ice cream (a little ice cream never hurt anybody!) Yep, that’s right…a hot chocolate recipe with ice cream! It is the perfect combination of classic and caliente and it is soooooooooooo yummy…and the dash of cayenne at the end will warm you up even more! (I know it sounds strange, but try it – you’ll be surprised how good it is 😋).

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Makes 4 servings.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • dash salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 squares (3 1/2 oz) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup half & half or whole milk
  • vanilla ice cream
  • cayenne pepper

In saucepan, combine milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon and chocolate. Whisk mixture over low heat until chocolate melts and mixture just begins to simmer. Add vanilla and half & half and heat through.

Fill mugs half way with hot chocolate. Add a scoop of ice cream. Sprinkle ice cream with a dash of cayenne and cinnamon.

Click here for a printable PDF of the recipe.

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