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hot cocoa beauty

Hot Cocoa, Mexican Style


hot cocoa beauty

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. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 Servings

kitchen gear

  • Small saucepan
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk or fork


  • 1 1⁄2 cups 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


  • Put the milk in a small saucepan and put the saucepan on the stove.
  • 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). 
  • 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. 
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