Recipe by Valeria
This hot chocolate is a breakfast beverage in southern Mexico. It's easy to make and kids love it. This is REAL Mexican hot chocolate.
- 1⁄3 cup masa harina flour
- 3 cups water, mixed with
- 2 cups milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 (3 ounce) disks mexican chocolate (Nestle's Abuelita and the Mexican Ibarra brands are commonly found in Spanish bodegas)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a mixing bowl combine the masa or masa harina with 1 cup of the water-milk mixture, stirring until smooth.
- In a medium saucepan combine the masa mixture, the remaining 4 cups water, and the salt.
- Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened to the consistency of thin cooked cereal, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Add the chocolate and continue to stir until melted and thoroughly combined.
- Optional: Remove from the heat and beat with a whisk, egg beater, handheld electric mixer, or a traditional wooden molinillo.
- Continue to whick until a thick froth forms on top.
- Pour into cups and spoon some foam on top.