Mexican Hot Cocoa Mix

This mix makes a warm, sweet, intensely chocolate beverage with a hint of cinnamon and a spicy kick. If you prefer more heat, use a rounded ¼ teaspoon of cayenne. And for a richer treat, try using half and half instead of milk. The mix is great to have on hand all winter long and once a batch is made, it only takes a few minutes to make a cup or two. We recommend dolloping each serving with homemade whipped cream or a large marshmallow. The mix also makes a fantastic gift. Try packing it in a pretty mason jar or empty jam jar tied with a ribbon. Don't forget to include the recipe!

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This mix makes a warm, sweet, intensely chocolate beverage with a hint of cinnamon and a spicy kick. If you prefer more heat, use a rounded ¼ teaspoon of cayenne. And for a richer treat, try using half and half instead of milk. The mix is great to have on hand all winter long and once a batch is made, it only takes a few minutes to make a cup or two. We recommend dolloping each serving with homemade whipped cream or a large marshmallow. The mix also makes a fantastic gift. Try packing it in a pretty mason jar or empty jam jar tied with a ribbon. Don't forget to include the recipe!

Ingredients

  1. Check cups granulated sugar
  2. Check 1 cup all-natural unsweetened cocoa
  3. Check 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  4. Check 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. Check ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 months. To make 1 serving of Mexican Hot Cocoa, heat 1 cup whole milk in a small saucepan over medium just until hot and milk begins to steam, about 5 minutes. Whisk in 2 tablespoons cocoa mix. Serve immediately.