Mexican Hot Chocolate: Grab a Molinillo & Make This Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe! by Donna John

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7 months ago
Mexican Hot Chocolate: Grab a Molinillo & Make This Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe!

In Mexico, hot chocolate is serious business. The spicy chocolate is served in a hand-made clay hot chocolate server and whipped by hand until frothy with a wooden molinillo. Because UncommonGoods is always sold out of the only Mexican hot chocolate server I've been able to find online, we enjoy this amazing hot chocolate recipe from a plain ol' soup pot. Our taste buds don't know the difference, but I still keep my eye on the unattainable sold-out one. Better yet, maybe a trip to Mexico is the answer! 

You'll need:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 drops almond extract 
  • whipped cream or marshmallows, for serving

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the milk into a pot over low heat. Add the chocolate, sugar and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, about 20 minutes, or until chocolate melts completely.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and almond extract. 
  3. With an electric mixer or molinillo, beat the hot chocolate (carefully!) until frothy. Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired. Makes about 4 mugs. 

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Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Yum! Perfect for such cold days!
Nate Teague
This hot chocolate looks so good. Also, I just learned what a molinillo is :)
Donna John
And I just learned how to make rainbow ice cream! :-)

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