Xocolatl (Aztec Chocolate)

4.1
(12)

This bitter, spicy Aztec drink is what modern 'Hot Chocolate' is based from. For a more authentic version the way the Aztecs enjoyed, chill the Xocolatl before drinking.

4
4
4
4
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 green chile pepper, sliced

  • 4 cups water

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Bring 1 1/2 cup water to a boil in a pot; add the chili pepper, seeds included, to the boiling water and cook at a boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain the chili pepper and seeds from the water; return the water to the pot. Add 4 cups water to the chili pepper-infused water, reduce heat to medium-low, and bring to a slow boil. Stir the cocoa powder and vanilla extract into the boiling water; cook and stir until the powder dissolves completely, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

46 Calories
2g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 55mg 273%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 253mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love