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!