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Recipe: #33988

December 28, 2019

"A Mexican style hot chocolate beverage that is very good. The use of cinnamon in the chocolate is a different flavor for us here in the United States. I liked this when I made it. NOTE: I have edited the amount of brown sugar and the amount of Maseca after contacting the first reviewer. I am giving JostLori much credit and appreciation for helping. ᕦ(ಠ_ಠ)ᕤ"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (347 g)
  • Calories 302.6
  • Total Fat - 12.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 20.2 mg
  • Sodium - 273.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 40.5 g
  • Protein - 6.8 g
  • Calcium - 243 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Get a medium pot and place the Maseca into it. Slowly add the water and stir until it is lump-free.

Step 2

Place the heat on medium high and then stir the milk into the pot.

Step 3

Next, add the cinnamon, sugar, and chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is dissolved.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to low, cooking for 5 more minutes. Stir it often.

Step 5

Next, add the vanilla, stirring more.

Step 6

Remove the pot from the heat and serve!

Step 7

Make sure it is cool enough before drinking or you will be scalded.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great flavor and texture, although I found it a bit too sweet and thick. Next time will cut down on the brown sugar, and also on the Maseca to allow it to be a little thinner. As a tip, you need to let it cool for at least 5-10 minutes, because simmering the sugar for this long will make it burning hot on your palate. It will form a skin that you can skim off when ready to drink it - though as kids we spooned it straight into our mouths! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

review by:
(2 May 2021)