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This scrumptious concoction is the perfect holiday beverage for curling up in front of the fire and dreaming of a white sandy beach. It’s also an incredible, blast-of-deliciousness that you won’t be able to stop thinking about long after you’ve finished it.

What You Need: Milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, vanilla extract, chipotle powder or chili powder and nutmeg. Optional toppings: whipped cream marshmallows, chocolate syrup and/or chocolate shavings.

Step One: In a medium-sized saucepan, combine milk and unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir until consistent.

Pouring milk into the saucepan, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

(Pouring milk into the saucepan, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

Adding unsweetened cocoa to milk, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

(Adding unsweetened cocoa to milk, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

Stirring milk and unsweetened cocoa, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

(Stirring milk and unsweetened cocoa, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

Step Two: Add sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.

Adding sugar, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

(Adding sugar, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

Adding cornstarch, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

(Adding cornstarch, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

Adding cinnamon, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

(Adding cinnamon, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

Step Three: Add vanilla extract, chili powder, nutmeg and cayenne.

Adding vanilla extract, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

(Adding vanilla extract, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

Adding chili powder, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

(Adding chili powder, Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

Adding nutmeg, Mexican Hot Chocolate,

(Adding nutmeg, Mexican Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

Adding cayenne, Mexican Hot Chocolate

(Adding cayenne, Mexican Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

Step Four: Stir until it’s mixed really well.

Stirring, Mexican Hot Chocolate

(Stirring, Mexican Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

Step Five: Top with whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate shavings. Then taste it. After your taste buds encounter this scrumptious soul-warming drink, you won’t be the same afterwards. Promise.

Finished product, Mexican Hot Chocolate,

(Finished product, Mexican Hot Chocolate, photo by: J. Clegg.)

After you’ve whipped up this to-die-for beverage and are celebrating the season, why not start making our very festive Beach Ornament? You’re welcome.

Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

Scrumptious hot chocolate with some Mexican spices mixed in. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate syrup and/or chocolate shavings

Instructions

  1. In medium-sized saucepan, heat the milk and unsweetened cocoa. Stir.

  2. Add sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.

  3. Add vanilla extract, chili powder, nutmeg and cayenne. Stir well.

  4. Add whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate syrup and/or chocolate shavings.

Lisa Mitchell

I am a blogger for CheapCaribbean.com who is a travel junkie and addicted to the beach.

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