Mexican Hot Chocolate

Warm up with a hot cup of this quick ‘n easy Mexican hot chocolate, made with cinnamon, vanilla and a kick of chili powder!

Mexican Hot Chocolate – Warm up with this quick 'n easy Mexican hot chocolate with cinnamon, vanilla + chili powder! |

What’s something that really makes you feel like winter has arrived? Is it the fluffy white snow, or a family tradition? Could it be a sentimental smell, song or favorite comfort food?  For me, it’s the first evening I wrap up in a blanket by the fire and clutch a cup of hot cocoa. Yes indeedy, that combination just warms me to the bone!

Mexican Hot Chocolate – Warm up with this quick 'n easy Mexican hot chocolate with cinnamon, vanilla + chili powder! |


Mexican Hot Chocolate – Warm up with this quick 'n easy Mexican hot chocolate with cinnamon, vanilla + chili powder! |

Simmered with a cinnamon stick, vanilla extract, and a touch of chili powder, this hot chocolate is amazingly fragrant and delicious with a dollop of whipped cream! Try this tasty spin on the traditional mug ‘o love for yourself!

Craving more? Keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for new post updates and more. You can also check out my FAQ page, or contact me with any questions or inquiries!

PrintPrint Recipe

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Yield: Serves 3 (1 cup each)


3 cups milk (any kind)

3 Tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cinnamon stick

1/4 tsp. chili powder, optional


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon stick. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring gently.

Remove from heat. If desired, add chili powder to increase spice.

Pour into 3 cups to serve immediately, or set over low heat, stirring occasionally.



When serving this to guests, I also provided bowls of cinnamon sticks and mini marshmallows for each guest to add to their cup.


12 Responses to “Mexican Hot Chocolate”

  1. #
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — December 14, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    yum! i have a similar version from williams & sonomoa– adding the spices you recommend because it is cold today!

  2. #
    SkinnyMommy — December 14, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    I used to live in Mexico and just loved the hot chocolate with a hint of spice–yum!

  3. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — December 14, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    What a perfect mug of hot chocolate!

  4. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 14, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    I love this spiced up cocoa!

  5. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 14, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    Love this! I sure could use one of these right now!

  6. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 16, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    I have a Lake Champlain giveaway going on right now! Love their stuff and that hot chocolate looks soooooo good. Mmm, I am a major fan!

  7. #
    Guru Uru — December 16, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    This hot chocolate looks perfectly delicious :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 16, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    Your hot chocolate looks so good, I love that you added a little heat!

  9. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 16, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

    Ok, I think my next hot chocolate (read: making it TONIGHT) is dying for some mexican spice! chili pepper kick – LOVING this Georgia!

  10. #
    baking.serendipity — December 17, 2012 @ 1:10 am

    I am a huge hot chocolate lover (especially this time of year!) but have never tried a spiced version. I know my husband would love this…and it’s definitely time I stepped out of the box!

  11. #
    Honey — December 17, 2012 @ 2:31 am

    Looks delicious Georgia… I love Mexican Hot Chocolate, it’s just that little kick of chili powder. YUM!

  12. #
    Connie — December 19, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    its 3am over here and i should be sleeping but i just might stay up a bit longer to make this hot choco!

Leave a Comment

seven − = 4