New Mexican Hot Chocolate

"Great for chilly days. An excellent accompaniment to bunuelos or sopaipillas. From Irene Sanchez."
New Mexican Hot Chocolate created by PalatablePastime
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  • Whisk together sugar, cocoa, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add milk and cook, stirring, until hot.
  • Add vanilla and stir.
  • Pour chocolate into serving cups and top with whipped cream (if desired).
  • Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and nutmeg and serve with a cinnamon stick (for stirring).

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  1. LainieBug
    First time trying Mexican hot chocolate and what a great treat. For the milk I used 2% and for the topping I used Cool Whip Free.
  2. ejnei
    I made it for one using Roosie's measurements. Very good and warming. Not too sweet. Thanks. Maybe next time I will be daring and add a dash of cayenne pepper.
  3. Sweet Sass
    I love Mexican chocolate, I like to add a dash of cayenne pepper to mine ;)
  4. KristineB
    Yummy! This was excellent. As suggested, we topped with whipped cream and served it with biscochitos (recipe #25697). The only (unintentional) change I made was I only added 5 cups of milk, because the saucepan I was using was too small. So it was maybe a little richer, but everyone liked it that way. Wonderful recipe, I will surely make this again, thank you Sue!
  5. rochsann
    This hot chocolate was a big hit at my house! Because I was making it for children, I used half the spices, but it still turned out wonderful. We served it with whipped cream. My teenage daughter said it was one of her all-time favorite cups of hot chocolate. Thanks for an easy and popular hot chocolate recipe!


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