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!

Mexican Hot Cocoa Mix
This mix makes for a sweet and comforting hot cocoa with a hint of cinnamon and spice. If you prefer more of a kick, up the cayenne to a rounded ¼ teaspoon. For an even richer treat, use half and half in place of milk. Once a batch is made, it only takes a few minutes to make a mug (or three), so it’s great to keep on hand all winter long. Serve with freshly whipped cream or marshmallows. Get the recipe:Mexican Hot Cocoa Mix. Photo: Grace Elkus
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Yield:
2½ cups (serving size: 2 Tbsp.)

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar

  • 1 cup all-natural unsweetened cocoa

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 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.

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