Mexican Hot Chocolate

READY IN: 10mins
Top Review by Maryland Jim

Made this today for my DW and 13 yr GDs (twins). The three of them really like it so it gets a five star. For me I would have given it a 4 star, it's good but I would like more orange flavor, but the girls win. Made for football pool week #10, 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate or 3 ounces mexican chocolate, tablets
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso granules
  • 1 14 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 4 cups milk
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • cinnamon stick, for garnish
  • sweetened whipped cream (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine chocolate, sugar, espresso granules, cinnamon, salt, orange zest and 1 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in milk and almond extract; reheat but do not boil. Remove saucepan from stove; whisk hot chocolate until foamy.
  3. Pour into mugs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and top with whipped cream, if desired.

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