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Two mugs with Hot Chocolate and Conchas Pan Dulce

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Learn to make this easy & traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate at home! It's creamy, with a hint of cinnamon, and it has just the right amount of sweetness.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 265kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • Molinillo, whisk or wooden spoon
  • Medium saucepan


  • 1 Mexican chocolate tablet
  • 2 cups milk 2% or whole milk
  • 1 cup evaporated milk (or just add another cup of regular milk)
  • Cinnamon powder to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, add the milk
  • When it starts to boil add the Mexican chocolate tablet and mix until it dissolves.
  • Add cinnamon powder to taste
  • Stir with the molinillo, whisk or wooden spoon until you have a smooth mixture.
  • Continue to cook for another 5 minutes on low heat-medium heat 
  • Serve hot and accompany with pan dulce or delicious traditional churros.


Keep an eye on the mixture while it cooks to ensure that it does not overflow. 
There is no need to add sugar to this recipe as the Mexican chocolate tablets are already sweetened to perfection.


Serving: 1cups | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 350mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 207mg