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Mayan Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks in a white mug.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

This Mexican Hot Chocolate is creamy, foamy, chocolaty, and just a tiny bit spicy! Perfect for warming up on cold winter days.

Course Drink
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Keyword drink, hot chocolate
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 547kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • In small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together milk, chocolate, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and cayenne. Bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer 2-3 minutes until thickened, stirring often.
  • Whisk vigorously before serving to make a foamy top layer.
  • Serve immediately. (Serves 2)


Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 2mg