Warm up with a hot cup of this quick ‘n easy Mexican hot chocolate, made with cinnamon, vanilla and a kick of 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!
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!
Mexican Hot Chocolate
- 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.
yum! i have a similar version from williams & sonomoa– adding the spices you recommend because it is cold today!
I used to live in Mexico and just loved the hot chocolate with a hint of spice–yum!
What a perfect mug of hot chocolate!
I love this spiced up cocoa!
Love this! I sure could use one of these right now!
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!
This hot chocolate looks perfectly delicious :)
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Ok, I think my next hot chocolate (read: making it TONIGHT) is dying for some mexican spice! chili pepper kick – LOVING this Georgia!
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!
Your hot chocolate looks so good, I love that you added a little heat!
Looks delicious Georgia… I love Mexican Hot Chocolate, it’s just that little kick of chili powder. YUM!
its 3am over here and i should be sleeping but i just might stay up a bit longer to make this hot choco!
Thanks very nice blog!