Jacquelynne Steves

Warm Up! Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe



It’s been soooo cold here- I think I heard that we’ve had just 1 day above freezing for the entire month of January??? Something like that. Even with the heat turned up, and my slippers and sweaters on, I just can’t seem to get warm! So I’ve been drinking lots of tea. And when I get tired of tea, I drink hot chocolate… You can make Mexican Hot Chocolate by adding spice like cinnamon to the hot chocolate… (and of course, 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.)

So when you really want to warm up, try making this Mexican Hot Chocolate:

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.
Makes 4 servings.


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    Posted January 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    yum,will have to try this!!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted January 28, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

      Let me know what you think!

  • Posted January 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Wow that sounds delicious!

  • Snoodles
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Woot! This sounds so good! I think I will try it tonight….too much snow and ice for my taste in the past two days! Brrr!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted January 30, 2014 at 8:49 am | Permalink

      We got even more snow the other night- it’s just getting ridiculous!

  • Diana
    Posted February 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    LOVE Mexican Hot Cocoa, just the right amount of “heat”.

  • Joanie
    Posted February 2, 2014 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Hi Jacquelynne,

    I finally go finished one hot pad for the Chili Cook-Off at the of March. Wanted you to know. It’s on Crafty under projects. Front and back.


    • Jacquelynne
      Posted February 2, 2014 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

      Ok I’ll go look for it! Thanks!

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