Chocolate Abuelita (Mexican Hot Chocolate)

Chocolate Abuelita (Mexican Hot Chocolate)
Staff Writer
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

Warm up to a cup of this Mexican hot chocolate on a cold fall day. It's also perfect to serve as a festive drink in honor of Dia de los Muertos. 

4
Servings
478
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups whole milk
  • 8 Ounces chocolate, Abuelita Brand®
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • 1 Cup water

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients and place over medium heat, whisking constantly, until hot but not boiling, about 8 minutes.

Serve in a mug with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon if desired.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
46g
51%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
65g
50%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
159µg
23%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
18µg
20%
Calcium, Ca
341mg
34%
Choline, total
42mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
45µg
11%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
60mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
289mg
41%
Selenium, Se
15µg
27%
Sodium, Na
343mg
23%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
218g
8%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.