Saturday, December 21, 2013

Mexican Hot Chocolate

The cute mug is from Louise's Country Closet
www.louisescountrycloset.com
When you think of hot chocolate, does your mind instantly conjure the image of Swiss Miss or the likes? The images of water and a little packet of powder? I am here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be that way!! Around here we enjoy a nice cup of Mexican hot chocolate on a cold winter day. Yes it requires a bit more work then microwaving a cup of water, but I promise…. What little extra effort goes into making it is so well worth it!

We were making three cups of hot chocolate so we poured three cupfuls of milk and then put them in a sauce pan over medium low heat. Next we chopped up some Mexican chocolate. We get ours at a local Mexican market but you can order it from Amazon too. Stir the milk and chocolate. Once the chocolate melts into the milk it is time to add in the cinnamon. We added 1 teaspoon to ours, for three cups, but just like with anything, the amount of chocolate and cinnamon will depend on your taste buds.

You can add other things as well depending on your taste buds…..nutmeg, cayenne pepper, whatever…. I like my straight. Another thing to note is to make sure the hot chocolate gets air in it to make it light and foamy. You can do this by whisking, pouring it back and forth or just run it through your blender!

No matter what you add or how you fluff it, I promise, Mexican hot chocolate is the way to go…… sorry powder packets, you're not welcome here anymore!


28 comments:

  1. What does Mexican chocolate taste like, as opposed to other chocolate? Is it spicy?

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    1. It is a more granular chocolate (texture) but needs no added sugar because of the natural sugars. It is hard to explain LOL But I promise it is yummy. It is not spicy if you get the basic chocolate, but there are some that have spices added to them for different tastes.

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  2. I've made that too. It's easy to microwave milk too, if you keep an eye on it....

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    1. I never thought about microwaving the milk.... hmmmmm LOL

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  3. YUMMY! My favorite! We make this all the time :)

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    1. It is so good :) Great taste buds think a like!

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  4. This stuff is so good! We used to have it all the time in Arizona. It's much harder to come by in Michigan. Maybe it's time to make my own. :)

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    1. Actually I think if you have a Meijer near by they sometimes carry it in their international section :) And you so should try it :)

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  5. Wow! I love hot chocolate and I love trying different flavors and methods of making it. I am definitely going to be trying this recipe!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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  6. I love made at home hot chocolate and this sounds delicious. I may have trouble finding the Mexican chocolate where I live but I am now on the lookout for it so I can try this recipe :)

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    1. Check the "international" aisle of your local market, you might be surprised!!

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  7. My hubby made a homemade hot chocolate last Christmas that was well worth the effort. I'll have to try this one. We have a Mexican food store near us. Thanks for sharing at Food on Friday!

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    1. Thanks for hosting and I hope you try it. It is yummy!

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  8. Sounds so good! I am definitely going to try it! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/12/try-new-recipe-tuesday-1231.html Happy New Year!

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    1. I love hopping buy when I can! (aka have something yummy to share)

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  9. Amazing to think how easy this is to make as long as you keep the supplies on hand. Thanks for linking up to Tapas Tuesday :)

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    1. It really is easy but yes, you do need to keep lots of chocolate on hand if you drink as much as we do.

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  10. I am in San Antonio and there are several places to find Mexican hot chocolate...it is good!! Way better than a package! Thanks for joining us in the blog hop!

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  11. We drink Mexican Hot Chocolate all the time! It is so good and such a change of pace!

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  12. Great project !!



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  13. We have been fans of Mexican Hot Chocolate for years. Ibarra is our favorite brand. It already has the cinnamon in it, but you can always add more...yumm!

    We use a food processor and grind up the chocolate ahead of time to make life easier. I think they are now making some packets with it pre-ground for you, if you want to pay for convenience.

    The best way to have it? Steamed milk, Mexican hot chocolate, and a little peppermint schnapps! MMMmmmmmmmm.

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    1. Peppermint schnapps might be a little too much for the country kids LOL But I might have to give it a try!

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