Mexican Hot Chocolate

Homemade hot chocolate is my favorite thing to drink on a day like this. Its rainy and brisk outside and all I want to do is serve my family this warm libation and snuggle up in a warm blanket . I use to make this when I was a kid but I just called it homemade hot chocolate. I would open up the cabinet and ponder what other ingredients there were to enhance my favorite warm beverage… Hot Coco. When experimenting as a child, I realized my favorite thing to put in hot chocolate besides cinnamon is molasses… yummm…. You will not be disappointed with this concoction. Hot milk with spices…. yes please!

Things You’ll need:

Sauce pot
fork or whisk
whipped cream


3 cups of milk (almond, goat, cow)
2 tbsps of cacao powder
2 tbsps of maple syrup or honey (maple is my favorite)
1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp of vanilla
a pinch of chile powder
optional 1 tsp of molasses


Add milk to a sauce pot and simmer (stay just below a boil, this helps the cacao melt faster).
Next add the cacao powder and cinnamon and turn off the heat. use a whisk or a fork to stir.
Place on the back burner for a couple of minutes. This is where the clumps will melt in with the milk.
Serve with a pinch of chile powder on top with whip cream.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 5 minute(s)