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Mexican hot chocolate

A delicious spiced hot chocolate that is perfect for a cold day
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4


  • 700 ml milk
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 100 g dark chocolate (70% or above)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg


  • Add the spices and the cinnamon stick to the milk
  • Warm gently until the milk becomes fragrant, stirring occasionally to prevent it boiling. It will take around ten minutes
  • Add the sugar and chocolate, whisking until the chocolate melts and the drink is frothy. It takes about five minutes
  • Remove the cinnamon stick and add to cups
  • Top with whipped cream or marshmallows