Years ago I worked in a little coffee shop. We had a powdered cocoa mix with spices that was called Mexican Spiced Cocoa. On the can were directions for mixing it with espresso to get Mayan Mocha. I fell IN LOVE with that drink and have been searching for a replacement ever since. The coffee shop inside Hastings has a similar drink, but won't sell the mix to me for home use. So I researched a little, tested a little, and came up with this. To serve, stir 1/4 cup mix with 1 cup hot water and stir.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix nonfat dry milk powder, instant coffee granules, sugar, cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and ground red pepper in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight lidded container or a resealable plastic bag.

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Cook's Note:

To serve, stir 1/4 cup mix with 1 cup hot water and stir. For a richer flavor, substitute 1/2 cup water for 1/2 cup milk. Top with whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 28.2g 9% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterol 1.3mg; sodium 37.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2013
I know it s June and in the 90 s in Florida but I was intrigued by this recipe s ingredients. Had to give it a try. I m glad I did because I really liked it. I substituted Truvia for the sugar to save on calories but otherwise followed the recipe except for giving it a little shot of whipped topping. I ve never had a cocoa-coffee drink with cayenne in it but I loved that little kick that it gives this drink. Honestly I seldom like any of these powder drink mixes that have instant coffee in them but this one worked for me. Who knows maybe even try it on ice for the summer. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2013
Just okay. Was kind of flat like it was missing something. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2013
I know it s June and in the 90 s in Florida but I was intrigued by this recipe s ingredients. Had to give it a try. I m glad I did because I really liked it. I substituted Truvia for the sugar to save on calories but otherwise followed the recipe except for giving it a little shot of whipped topping. I ve never had a cocoa-coffee drink with cayenne in it but I loved that little kick that it gives this drink. Honestly I seldom like any of these powder drink mixes that have instant coffee in them but this one worked for me. Who knows maybe even try it on ice for the summer. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2013
Just okay. Was kind of flat like it was missing something. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2020
Really good stuff! I didn't have red pepper on hand so made it without and it's still delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2016
YOOOOOOO ITTTTTSSS SOOOOOO GOOOODDD Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2019
yummy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2016
I really liked the favors but the suggested 1/4 cup of mix per mug of hot water was way too rich. I use 2 Tbl of mix and it tastes great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2019
I doubled the recipe using Splenda instead of sugar. Instead of adding instant coffee to the mix I added a 1/2 cup of the altered mix to 6 cups of brewed coffee. Simply wonderful! Read More