Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate

Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate
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Who says hot chocolate is only for winter? This thick and creamy frozen Mexican hot chocolate is spiked with cinnamon and cayenne pepper for the ultimate summer drink.Recipe courtesy of Imperial Sugar. 
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Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate
Total time: 20 minutes
  • 3 ounce dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoon imperial sugar extra fine granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon hot chocolate mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 to 3 cup ice
  • 1 cup heavy cream, cold
  • 2 tablespoon imperial sugar powdered sugar shaker
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Finely chop dark chocolate into uniform pieces.
  2. Place chocolate in a medium mixing bowl and melt at 30-second intervals in the microwave on half power, stirring between each.
  3. Alternatively, melt chocolate in a double boiler over low heat on the stovetop, stirring frequently.
  4. Once chocolate is melted, stir in sugar, hot chocolate mix, cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
  5. Add in 1/2 cup of milk and stir until chocolate mixture is fully incorporated.
  6. Pour into blender along with rest of milk and 2 cups of ice.
  7. Blend until well combined.
  8. If a thicker consistency is desired, blend with 1 more cup of ice.
  9. Divide between 2 glasses and top with whipped cream.
  10. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cayenne pepper for garnish, if desired.
  11. Using an electric mixer, beat cold heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until soft peaks form.
  12. For a thicker whipped cream, keep beating until firmer peaks form.