If you like sweet and spicy, you will love this Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe. This made from scratch hot chocolate drink will make you never want to buy hot chocolate mix again. This recipe takes your traditional hot chocolate and adds a little heat of another kind – chili powder. This Mexican Hot Chocolate combines quality ingredients – milk, heavy cream, chocolate, and spices – to create a delicious hot beverage that will warm you inside and out. This will be your new favorite hot chocolate recipe!
What is Chili Powder?
Chili Powder can be found in the spice section of your grocery store. I highly recommend seeking out the best chili powder. Chili powder is just the dried blend of various chili peppers, sometimes also combined with cumin, garlic powder, and onion. The heat of chili powder can vary depending on the brand, type of chili peppers used, and other ingredients. Chili powder is a great way to add spice and flavor to any recipe.
What You Need for Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe
2 C milk
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate bar
1 C heavy whipping cream
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1 tsp chili powder
How to Make Mexican Hot Chocolate
This Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe does require a little patience. But it is well worth the wait and effort!
Break the chocolate bar into large chunks. Combine milk and chocolate in a sauce pan over medium low heat. Stir continuously. This is a slow process and cannot be rushed or the chocolate will seize up.
Once chocolate is fully melted, increase heat to medium and add whipping cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and chili powder.
Simmer for 5 minutes or until desired thickness is achieved.
Pour into mugs and leave room for toppings! Add toppings of your choice. My personal favorite is whipped cream and nutmeg. You can even make these Marshmallow Pops to use as stir sticks.
You can add more or less of each ingredient to your liking. Everyone’s taste and preference is different, so perfect this recipe and make it your own!
Hot Chocolate Toppings
- Whipped Cream
- Milk Chocolate, shaved
- Chocolate Syrup
- Marshmallow Cream