Sinfully Good Mexican Hot Chocolate

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READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chef Crys

Once you have real hot chocolate (that is, not from a mix), you'll never go back! Add in the wonderful spices and you'll think you died and went to heaven. Cheers! (This is a variation on an Ina Garten recipe.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine milk and half-and-half, heat on medium until just below simmering.
  2. Remove pan from heat and add all chocolate. When melted, add sugar, vanilla extract, vanilla bean seeds, ground cinnamon, chili and nutmeg. Whisk all together.
  3. Return pan to stove on low, reheating gently. Serve immediately in mugs, using cinnamon stick to garnish.
  4. Note: Add chili powder slowly, as you may like less or more. It's all to taste. Chili can be omitted altogether. My family loves it, however!
  5. Note: I usually use about a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, but sometimes I use more, depending on how much flavor I want. YMMV. This goes for nutmeg, too (I usually use just a pinch).
  6. Note: Add about four tablespoons dark rum if you're feeling frisky!

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