When the weather is chilly, you can usually find me wrapped up in a blanket sipping hot cocoa. I recently discovered Mexican Hot Chocolate, a spicy version of your typical hot cocoa, and I had to try and recreate it. The blend of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of chile powder is absolutely delicious. The chile powder part might sound strange, but don’t omit it. Trust me, you’ll love how it mingles with the chocolate flavor! Keep reading for the recipe.
While my family was getting in some quality time at As you Wish over the weekend, I decided that I needed a special hot cocoa mug of my own. They have a wide variety of mugs and after browsing, I decided on a simple mug with a pretty handle and short stem. I choose a turquoise color for the outside of my mug and a white color for the inside. The thing I love about pottery painting is that you don’t really know what it’s going to look like until after it goes in their kiln. I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome!
To make your own cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate, you’ll need (this recipe yields 3 servings):
3 cups milk
8 ounces of chocolate (preferably Mexican chocolate)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Pinch of chile powder
INSTRUCTIONS: Break up the chocolate pieces into little pieces using a sharp knife. Add the milk, chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and chile powder to a sauce pan. Continuously stir over low to medium heat until the chocolate is dissolved and the milk is warm. Add the drink to your special cocoa cup from As You Wish, top with marshmallows and enjoy!