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Mexican Hot Chocolate – 2 Ways

Mexican Hot Chocolate – 2 Ways ~ Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; then topped with cinnamon whipped cream.

Spike with cinnamon whiskey for the adults. One version for everyone and another for the over 21 set.

Mexican Hot Chocolate - 2 Ways ~ Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Spike with cinnamon whiskey for the adults~ The Complete Savorist #HolidayRemix ad

Ah Mexican Hot Chocolate. Ever had it? If not, you’ve absolutely been missing out. Rich, dark chocolate warmed slowly in milk with cinnamon…yeah, that’s the stuff right there.

I’ve had this delicious beverage every holiday season for as long as I can remember, both at my great grandma’s and then at every Christmas Eve party Mom2 threw.

Then suddenly I stopped having it. Did I become too cool for this childhood favorite? Did it just stop being around? I really don’t know.

It just sort of disappeared from my life. Until a few years ago. I was feeling nostalgic, wanting some of those dishes from holidays past.

Since I live so far from my family, Elizabeth doesn’t get to see or spend a lot of time with them. She knows her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  But she truly misses out on many of the traditions I grew up with by having family all around.

It’s my job to help her connect to her family and the family traditions of my childhood. One way I try to do this is with food.

That probably sounds silly, but when I recreate dishes that my maternal grandmother would make or Mom2 would make, and then when we visit them, she can have an instant connection to them through food.

Mexican Hot Chocolate - 2 Ways ~ Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Spike with cinnamon whiskey for the adults~ The Complete Savorist #HolidayRemix ad

Now that the weather has turned cold, hot chocolate almost gets made daily. When Elizabeth asked me to make it again the other day, I decided it was time to introduce her to the hot chocolate of my childhood holidays.

However, I did not have any Nestle Abuelita on hand, the brick-like base I have always used to make it. No problem. I did have several packages of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels, milk, and cinnamon. You can’t get any more authentically made than this.

Mexican Hot Chocolate - 2 Ways ~ Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Spike with cinnamon whiskey for the adults~ The Complete Savorist #HolidayRemix ad

After the first batch was made, we couldn’t stop. After three batches, we stopped, but only because I ran out of supplies and needed to run back to the store. It was a hit with my friends and most importantly, with Elizabeth. But I suspect she mostly enjoyed the whipped cream on top.

How to Spike Hot Chocolate

Now the adults who sipped this Mexican hot chocolate got a kicked up version. I added 2 ounces of cinnamon whiskey to their mugs. I think I prefer this grown up version, but the ‘unleaded’ version is equally delicious. Please drink responsibly.

Mexican Hot Chocolate - 2 Ways ~ Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Spike with cinnamon whiskey for the adults~ The Complete Savorist #HolidayRemix ad

I opted to use NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels with 53% cacao real dark chocolate over the even darker NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Bittersweet Chocolate Morsels with 62% cacao to avoid having to add additional sugar.

However, those with a real sweet tooth might want to add a bit of sugar to the recipe anyway. If you don’t want to make whipped cream, you can use the stuff in a can and sprinkle with cinnamon, anyway you go, it will be delicious.

Mexican Hot Chocolate - 2 Ways ~ Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Spike with cinnamon whiskey for the adults~ The Complete Savorist #HolidayRemix adMexican Hot Chocolate - 2 Ways ~ Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Spike with cinnamon whiskey for the adults~ The Complete Savorist #HolidayRemix ad

This is a great recipe to make for any party, you can keep it warm by keeping it in your slow cooker, just give it a quick stir before ladling it out.  I hope you and your family enjoy this Mexican hot chocolate as much as me and my family do.

Mexican Hot Chocolate - 2 Ways ~ Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Spike with cinnamon whiskey for the adults~ The Complete Savorist #HolidayRemix adMexican Hot Chocolate - 2 Ways ~ Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Spike with cinnamon whiskey for the adults~ The Complete Savorist #HolidayRemix adMexican Hot Chocolate - 2 Ways ~ Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Spike with cinnamon whiskey for the adults~ The Complete Savorist #HolidayRemix ad

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Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; then topped with cinnamon whipped cream. ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

Mexican Hot Chocolate-2 Ways

Course: Beverage/Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beverage, chocolate, cinnamon, milk
Servings: 4
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; then topped with cinnamon whipped cream.

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Ingredients

  • 1-10 oz bag NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 7 cups milk

Over 21 version

  • 2 oz cinnamon whiskey per mug

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar

Instructions

  1. In a heavy bottom pan, add the chocolate morsels, cinnamon and 1/2 cup of the milk. Melt over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Once the chocolate has melted, slowly pour in the remaining milk, stirring in completely before adding more.

  3. After the milk is incorporated, allow to warm through and serve or transfer to a slow cooker and keep on warm.

Whipped cream

  1. Add the whipped cream to a mixer and mix on medium-high, slowly add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Mix forever, literally, until the whip cream has reached the desired consistency. The longer it mixes, the thicker it will be.
  3. Add a dollop or two to the top of each mug, serve and enjoy.

Mexican Hot Chocolate - 2 Ways ~ Homemade Mexican hot chocolate made using three simple ingredients: milk, dark chocolate, and cinnamon; topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Spike with cinnamon whiskey for the adults~ The Complete Savorist #HolidayRemix ad

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    December 16, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Cinnamon whisky is a thing?! I’ll take some of that. And this amazing Mexican hot chocolate! I love the huge amount of chocolate chips in there. 😀

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    Erren | Erren's Kitchen
    December 16, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I am absolutely trying this with the cinnamon whiskey! We have friends coming over for a friend Christmas on the 26th and now I know what I’m going to be serving them!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia
    December 16, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    What a great way to warm up this Christmas season! Especially the over 21 version 🙂

  • Reply
    Amy Stafford
    December 16, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Bring on the Cinnamon whisky, what a way to warm up! If it ever gets cold? 🙂

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    December 16, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I’ll take that any way it is served!

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    Sylvie
    December 16, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    There’s nothing like a warm and spicy cup of hot chocolate to make you feel all cozy!

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    Jenn
    December 16, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I’m totally missing out because I haven’t tried it yet — this is the recipe I’ll be reaching for thanks!

  • Reply
    Heather | Heather Likes Food
    December 17, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Having this as a option for a Christmas party… Fun!

  • Reply
    Denise Wright
    January 6, 2016 at 6:19 am

    I love Mexican hot chocolate….it’s something new for me….but I’ve never had the adult version! Sound yummy and fun.

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
    January 6, 2016 at 6:38 am

    I will take both ways 😉

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    KC the Kitchen Chopper
    January 6, 2016 at 8:22 am

    This looks like a “two a day” recipe. I’d love a cup of the creamy one right now. It’s raining and this would be a perfect way to start the day.

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    Caroline
    January 6, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Love Mexican hot chocolate. Now cinnamon whiskey? As a Scot I should be appalled but I’m still vaguely tempted…

  • Reply
    Analida's Ethnic Spoon
    January 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    I love the cinnamon whiskey addition! Make mine a double!

  • Reply
    Faye Wilkerson
    January 6, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I love the plaid mugs!! Hot Chocolate looks delicious also.

  • Reply
    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    January 6, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    This looks delicious, my kids would love it, and I’d love one of the over 21 versions with the cinnamon whiskey, perfect for the cold weather we’re having now!

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    Cathy
    January 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I love hot chocolate, and this Mexican Hot Chocolate sounds amazing! 🙂
    Cathy

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