Mexican Hot Chocolate

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Base:
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons malted milk powder
  • Adult Additions:
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 shot white tequila
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Kids' Addition:
  • Mini marshmallows, for topping
Directions

For the base: Add the milk to a medium saucepan, and warm it over medium-low heat until just steaming. Whisk in the cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and malt powder. Pour into mugs.

For the adult additions: Whip the cream, sugar, chile powder and cayenne to stiff peaks, using a stand mixer. Add the tequila and salt, and whip to blend. Top mugs of hot chocolate with the chile whipped cream!

For the kids' addition: Top each mug of hot chocolate with a handful of mini marshmallows and enjoy!


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