Chocolate Abuelita (Mexican Hot Chocolate)

Staff Writer
Chocolate Abuelita (Mexican Hot Chocolate)
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
453
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
38%
Sugar
50g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
73%
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Protein
10g
20%
Carbs
55g
18%
Vitamin A
117µg
13%
Vitamin B12
1µg
18%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.8%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.3%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
299mg
30%
Fiber
4g
14%
Folate (food)
20µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
20µg
5%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
91mg
23%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.5%
Phosphorus
281mg
40%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
540mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
27.6%
Sodium
196mg
8%
Sugars, added
37g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.6%
Zinc
2mg
12%