Hot Cocoa, Mexican Style

This very rich and satisfying winter drink is not as sweet as what you're used to. It's all about the chocolate flavor, not the sugar. 

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Hands-on time:
10 minutes
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Total time:
10 minutes
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Makes
2
Servings

Kitchen Gear

Small saucepan
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Whisk or fork

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 cups low-fat milk
1 1⁄2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1⁄2 teaspoons honey or sugar
3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3⁄4 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  pinch chili powder (if you like)

Instructions

  1. Put the milk in a small saucepan and put the saucepan on the stove.
  2. With the help of your adult, turn the heat to low and cook until the milk is very warm, about 3 minutes. Don't let it boil or burn! (If you like, you can put the milk in a microwavable container and heat to very warm). 
  3. Turn the heat off and add the cocoa powder, honey (or sugar), vanilla extract and cinnamon and the chili powder (if you like spicy). Using a whisk or fork, whip until the top is frothy. Serve right away.