Mexican Hot Chocolate
If you haven’t had Mexican Hot Chocolate, you are missing out! This hot cocoa is sweet and aromatic with a spicy kick! So, If you love chocolate with your chilies, this will quickly become your new favorite way to warm up this winter!
Traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate uses Mexican table chocolate, chocolate para mesa, a rustic coarse ground crumbly version of chocolate likely made in a local shop and incorporating ingredients like vanilla beans, cinnamon, almonds, chiles, or corn meal. Since that can be hard to find outside of Mexico, we used ground cinnamon and Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Chain Reaction® to give our Mexican Hot Chocolate that extra kick. Chain Reaction combines paprika, ground chiles and other spices to create a smoky flavor and an incredible background of heat that brings incredible complex flavor to this classic winter drink!
So, while it’s cold outside, go ahead and pour a mug of this delicious treat.
As always, from our table to yours... #SpiceConfidently #EssenceOfFlavor #ChemistryInTheKitchen #CasaMSpice
— Mike Hernandez
For the Cocoa
- 4 Cups whole milk
- 1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tablespoons bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 4 Teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon powdered cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Chain Reaction®
For the Garnish
- Cinnamon sticks
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate syrup
- Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Chain Reaction®
…we used ground cinnamon and Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Chain Reaction® to give our Mexican Hot Chocolate that extra kick.- Mike Hernandez
LET’S GET COOKING
Pour milk into a saucepan. Whisk in cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate and sugar, and cook over medium heat, stirring continuously.
Continue whisking until the sugar has dissolved, the chocolate has melted, and the cocoa powder has been fully incorporated. Add in the powdered cinnamon and Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Chain Reaction®. Mix well.
Stir quickly over medium heat until the top of the milk is frothy.
Pour into mugs and top with whip cream, chocolate syrup, Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Chain Reaction® and cinnamon sticks. Get creative!
Kick back and enjoy!