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Two blue mugs with hot chocolate garnished with a cinnamon stick and pan dulce on the side.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Make this Mexican Hot Chocolate at home in minutes and skip the coffee shop lines and make your own! Full of the flavors that reminds us of Mexico this will be your new favorite hot chocolate recipe!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 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 with whipped cream 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