Quick Cocoa Mexicana for One

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

In need of a comfort food fix? Treat yourself to a big mug of creamy hot chocolate, Mexican style, with this quick-as-a-wink recipe. If you think the weather's too hot for hot cocoa, find a place that well air-conditioned... coz this recipe is fantastic all year round! This is from www.verybestbaking.com, a Nestle website.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine dry milk, sugar, cinnamon, and cocoa in mug or cup; stir in boiling water.
  2. Stir in vanilla extract, inhale deeply, and indulge immediately!


Most Helpful

I'd really been feeling weak from morning and was in need of something to get me going through the day. Luckily, I spotted this recipe in my file and went rightaway to make it. What more can I say than - It stirred me back to life! Thanks, Anu! Now for an UPDATE! This afternoon, when in the midst of writing my examination paper on Java, I was really in need of something that would re-charge my brain cells:) All of a sudden, I thought of substituting the cocoa powder in this recipe for Ovaltine and omit the cinnamon and vanilla extract. I did that! I brought a cup of water to a boil and poured it into an Ovaltine mug that contained 1/2 cup Nido milk powder, 2 tbsps. of sugar and 1 1/2 tbsps. of Ovaltine. Stirred in the water and voila! I drank it like a kid;) It makes an excellent drink this way as well, and plus, slightly guilt free!! Try it, your going to love it! :)

Charishma_Ramchandani February 04, 2003

This makes a wonderfully different mug of cocoa! Made as posted. Thanks for sharing Anu. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

ElaineAnn February 14, 2011

This turned out a bit too gritty for me despite the fact that I mixed and mixed and mixed with my mini whisk. The flavor was good though. This made more than 8 oz. - probably something like 10-12oz. of hot chocolate, so I had to use a travel mug to contain it all since my mugs are just 8 oz. Anyways, good flavor just not as smooth as I would have liked it to be. Oh - and I put extra cinnamon in cause I like my hot chocolate that way!

AprilShowers May 30, 2007

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