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Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate with Chile

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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10 m servings 444
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 hot chocolate)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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® chocolate, but it's not as easy to find here. You can also use 1/2 tablet Abuelita® chocolate per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 444 calories; 14.8 62.5 13.8 24 108 Full nutrition

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Very good. I used an immersion blender rather than a regular blender. Frothed up nicely.

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 cho...