Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix

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"Easy chocolate with a Mexican cinnamon flavor. Mix 50:50 prepared hot chocolate with hot coffee for a Mexican Mocha."

Original is 32 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (51.4 g)
  • Calories 108.3
  • Total Fat - 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 3.1 mg
  • Sodium - 30.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 21.7 g
  • Protein - 1.5 g
  • Calcium - 37.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix all ingredients together well.

Step 2

Store in an airtight container.

Step 3

To serve, place 1/4 cup mix in cup and add 3/4 cup hot milk (or hot water, although it's much less creamy), stirring until mix is well blended.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Look for cocoa powder that is labeled as "Dutch-processed" for a richer flavour.
  • For a vegan version of this recipe, substitute the nonfat dry milk powder with almond milk powder and the non-dairy powdered coffee creamer with coconut cream powder.

  • Substitute almond milk for the hot milk or water for a dairy-free option. This substitution would benefit those with dairy allergies or sensitivities and would still provide a creamy flavor.
  • Substitute coconut sugar for the confectioners' sugar for a healthier alternative. This substitution would benefit those who are looking for a more natural sweetener with a lower glycemic index.

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Q: How much mix do I need to make one cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate?

A: You will need 1/4 cup of the mix and 3/4 cup of hot milk or hot water. Stir until the mix is well blended.

Q: What spices are in Mexican Hot Chocolate?

A: Mexican Hot Chocolate is typically made with a blend of cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sometimes cayenne pepper or chili powder.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Mexican hot chocolate was a favorite of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who reportedly drank it every morning to give him strength and courage.

Fun Fact 2: The Aztecs believed that the cacao bean, a key ingredient in Mexican hot chocolate, had magical and medicinal powers. They even used it as a form of currency!