To make this authentic Mexican hot chocolate, you need Mexican hot chocolate tablets or squares which gives it its unique taste. Eat the chile only if you can handle it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 hot chocolate
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place milk and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and simmer, stirring, until chocolate is melted but not boiling, about 5 minutes.

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  • Pour chocolate mixture into a blender. Cover and hold lid down with a potholder; blend until foamy. Pour into a mug. Break the chile into 2 or 3 pieces, discarding seeds, and drop into the hot chocolate. Drink immediately.

Cook's Note:

To get the authentic taste, you need to use Mexican chocolate, which contains sugar and cinnamon. It gives the hot chocolate its specific taste. I prefer to use 4 little squares of Rey Margo(R) chocolate, but it's not as easy to find here. You can also use 1/2 tablet Abuelita(R) chocolate per serving.

Nutrition Facts

444 calories; protein 13.8g; carbohydrates 62.5g; fat 14.8g; cholesterol 24.4mg; sodium 107.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2018
Very good. I used an immersion blender rather than a regular blender. Frothed up nicely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2018
Very good. I used an immersion blender rather than a regular blender. Frothed up nicely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2017
This is quite delicious. I don t have access to Mexican chocolate so I used 65g Sicilian cinnamon chocolate from Modica. It uses an Aztec recipe so it s almost exactly the same as Mexican chocolate. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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