Life Hack for Easy Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Easy Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mexican hot chocolate is distinct from spicy hot chocolate, which is often referred to as Mayan hot chocolate or Aztec hot chocolate. Ancient Mesoamericans pioneered the popular chocolate drink, made with spices and chilies. Mexican hot chocolate is a warm, cinnamon based cocoa. Traditionally, it can be made with water or milk. Most American palates appreciate the creamier feel of milk-based cocoa. 

The following easy Mexican hot chocolate recipe is a great way to add flavor and sneak some nutrition to your cocoa. Kid friendly? You bet. 

Healthy Hot Cocoa Recipe - Hot Chocolate for Kids

Everyone wins with the health benefits of a cup of Mexican hot cocoa. For kids, you get an added boost of calcium from the milk. Cinnamon may help with blood sugar levels and cholesterol. Cinnamon is a proven antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial agent. The health benefits of chocolate are a delicious way to boost your beverage--adding antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. 

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe


Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Cocoa or European Dark Chocolate Cocoa

1 cup whole milkEuropean Dark Chocolate Cocoa Tin

2 tbsp. cream

1 dark chocolate truffle or 1 oz. dark chocolate chopped (Optional)

2 cinnamon sticks (you can use powder if necessary)

Pinch nutmeg

1/4 tsp. almond extract

Special (Optional) Additions:

1 oz. Kahlua 

1 oz. Brandy 

Whipped Cream12 Semi Sweet Gourmet Truffle

Orange rinds


Combine milk and cinnamon in a saucepan. 

Heat on low to moderate heat until warm. The milk should taste like cinnamon. Do not allow to boil (it will scald the milk).

Optional orange rinds: If you add orange rinds, stir them in at the end for a few minutes. 

Whisk in hot cocoa powder. 

Add chocolate and stir until melted. 

Removing from heat, stir in the extract. 

Garnish as desired and serve. 

Hot Cocoa Health Benefits. Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe.