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two white cups of mexican hot chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless This Mess
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This is not your typical store bought hot cocoa! Mexican Hot Chocolate is creamy, rich and made with really simple ingredients like chocolate and sugar!




  • Unwrap the tablet and set it in the bottom of a medium saucepan. 
  • Add the milk and turn the heat on the medium. 
  • Whisk constantly until the milk gets very steamy and the chocolate tablet fully dissolves, about 5 minutes.
  • It's normal to have little flecks of chocolate floating on the top of the hot chocolate.
  • Divide between 4 mugs and serve right away.


  • This hot chocolate is much less sweet than traditional hot chocolate. 
  • You can top the hot chocolate with marshmallows, whipped cream, or crushed candy canes if you'd like. 
  • You can find this brand of hot chocolate tablets in most grocery stores or if you are having trouble finding it you can go to a Mexican grocery store or order it online. 
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: side
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

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