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Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe

This Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate Is So Good and Takes Less Than 10 Minutes to Make

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On days you're craving a warm drink that's not coffee, hot chocolate is always the way to go. But while it's a cold weather classic, sometimes the hot beverage just needs a little . . . upgrade. If you're nodding along and find yourself wanting something with an extra kick then this Mexican spiced hot chocolate recipe is for you (and literally anyone else who likes delicious things).

The spiced drink takes no more than 10 minutes to make and can be completely personalized depending on your level of spice comfort. Prepare your Mexican spiced hot chocolate as you would if you were making traditional hot cocoa, then add your favourite spices like cayenne, chipotle powder, or paprika. To help balance out the heat, throw in dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg. And that's all there is to it! Ahead, find the full recipe as well as some photos for toppings inspiration.

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Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

Adapted Recipe From Gimme Some Oven

Notes

If you like your hot chocolate with more of a kick, add an extra pinch of each spice.

Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 4 cups milk
    1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder (regular hot chocolate mix will work too)
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Pinch of nutmeg
    Pinch of cayenne
    Pinch of paprika
    Any toppings of your choice

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, add all ingredients. Heat over medium heat until simmering, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from heat and serve immediately with toppings of your choice such as whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate syrup, or extra dashes of cinnamon and spices.
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