Instant Mexican Style Hot Cocoa

"When I was a kid my Mom used to make Ibarra Mexican hot chocolate for me. If you've never tried it, it's wonderful stuff. You melt two wedges of the stuff in a cup of hot milk and zip it in the blender. It has some cinnamon in it and makes me think of winter with every sip. This recipe originally comes from Alton Brown's instant cocoa recipe. I've made some changes to make it my own and to get close to the taste of Ibarra"
photo by a user photo by a user
Ready In:
11 cups dry mix




  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir slowly to combine.
  • Sift mixture into your storage container. DO NOT skip this step. Sifting helps mix the ingredients, aerate, and break up the clumps.
  • Store in a sealed container and be sure to give it a good shake before you use any of the mix. You can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to taste as needed.
  • To use mix.
  • Fill a mug about half full with the mix and then slowly top it off with hot water, stirring the whole time. Use more or less to taste.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. This rates pretty close to the Ibarra hot chocolate. Very good.


<p>I used to cook professionally, but got out of the business because it is a soul crushing, low paying job. If you want to hate cooking, run a hotel kitchen. Now that I don't have to do it for a paycheck, I cook for my friends and family as much as possible. I enjoy making everything from BBQ to Bur Blanc. I love mixing chocolate with spicy ingredients. I am rather new to baking, (only a few years) but I really love it and try to bake whenever I get a chance. I work offshore in the Gulf and I always sneak down to the galley to make stuff for the guys. I'm a huge fan of Alton Brown. I think the guy is a genius. I have tried so many of his recipes, and they all rock. Since finding this website and having a public place to post my recipes for others to review, I have become more conscientious about writing my kitchen experiments down. I still have yet to get my whole wheat pizza dough to paper, but I promise, it's on it's way. My passion for cooking has increased 10 fold since I left the biz, and I plan to keep putting new recipes here and trying my hand at new stuff. <br /><img src="" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket" /></p>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes