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!

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Servings 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.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

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

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

  3. What a perfect mug of hot chocolate!

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

  5. 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!

  6. This hot chocolate looks perfectly delicious :)

    Choc Chip Uru

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

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

  9. 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!

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

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

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