Recipe courtesy of Maricela Olguin

Chocolate Mexicano 

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 16 servings
Chocolate Mexicano is a delicious and popular drink in my family, especially once the nights get colder. It is richly flavored with cocoa and a pop of spice to warm up your corazón. The blend of cinnamon and chocolate gives you a different flavor and aroma than ordinary hot chocolate. So, gather your family and community because this is meant to be shared.



  1. Chop up the chocolate tablets (no need to be fancy since they are going to dissolve into the milk).
  2. Add the milk and cinnamon stick to large pot over medium-high heat. Once you see the first tiny bubbles begin to appear in the milk, add the chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and sugar and continue heating, stirring slowly but constantly, until the chocolate has melted. Add additional sugar if desired. Do not let the milk boil; if it looks as if it is going to start boiling, turn off the heat for a few minutes, continue to stir, then turn the burner back on at a lower setting. Once all the chocolate is melted, fish out the cinnamon stick and trash it. It's done its job.  
  3. Carefully pour your chocolate Mexicano into your favorite mug and enjoy with your family and friends.