Mexican Hot Chocolate With Abuelita Recipe is a sweet and simple recipe that will remind you of your grandma’s home cooking. It is a warm drink perfect for the winter season to satisfy your cravings. The hot chocolate is so rich, creamy, and smooth that it will make you never want to return to your bland old American recipe again!
Mexican Hot Chocolate With Abuelita Recipe has an easy step-by-step guide on making this delicious beverage with only the ingredients you probably have in your pantry.
Mexican Hot Chocolate With Abuelita Recipe
- Prepare Time: 15 Minutes
- Total Time: 15 Minutes
- 1/2 cup of water with a pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup of Almond Milk (pg. 61) or regular milk; unsweetened
- 3/4 cups of cocoa powder–regular unsweetened or Dutch-processed (pg. 57)
Measuring Cups And Spoons, Frying Pan And Whisk, Fine Mesh Strainer, And Trivet
Bring all the ingredients in a pan except the cocoa into a heated state. Take the pan off of the heat. When your chocolate is at a suitable temperature, stir with a whisk to combine. Pour over your trivet or pot stand on top of a baking sheet lined with wax paper to separate while they cool down. When ready to serve, pour your hot chocolate over ice cubes and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts of Mexican Hot Chocolate With Abuelita Recipe
Tips and Tricks
- Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a more robust and spicy beverage.
- You can also use dark chocolate instead of unsweetened cocoa powder; however, you may want to adjust the amount of sweetener you add based on your taste preferences.
- Ensure that your water is simmering and not boiling when the recipe asks for it to be heated. It will cook the egg yolks and affect their consistency if you overheat them!
- You can also add your sugar substitute if you are on a diet.
- Make sure you use a fine mesh strainer to strain the ingredients and not a standard filter; otherwise, it will be challenging for the liquid to pass through to the other side!
- Be sure to use cold milk. Otherwise, your beverage will be watered down and not have as much body to it!
- Since this recipe is like my mom’s, I have found that it tastes best if you mix all ingredients in a large bowl. This can be achieved using either a standing mixer with a whisk attachment or by hand.
Healthy benefits of Mexican Hot Chocolate With Abuelita Recipe
- It is rich in magnesium, an essential mineral for the body.
- It is also a good source of copper and manganese, which are also essential for the body.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder is also a good source of fiber and iron and is very low in sodium.
- Almond milk has a good amount of protein and iron and is very low in sodium.
- Regular milk is low in sodium and high in calcium, which can boost your immune system.
- Almond butter (pg 75) is also very high in iron and magnesium; however, it is also very high in calories, so only use it if you are on a diet or are just trying to lose some weight!
- This recipe’s sweetness comes from pure maple syrup, which is also shallow in calories and sugar.
- Brown rice has vitamins A, B-6, and manganese; however, it is also high in carbohydrates.
- Cheese (pg 65) contains a good amount of copper and manganese. It is also high in calcium which can promote bone health!
Mexican Hot Chocolate With Abuelita Recipe is an excellent recipe for any occasion! It is straightforward to make and has a fantastic texture that you wouldn’t expect from something that takes so little effort. You will be surprised at how close my recipe tastes to the one your Abuela made every Sunday when you were young!
Make sure to try my Mexican Hot Chocolate With Abuelita Recipe today, and let me know how it turns out!
I hope you enjoy this recipe, and please let me know how it turns out! I am constantly learning and improving, so I would love to hear from you!
What makes Abuelita hot chocolate different?
Abuelita hot chocolate uses a thicker mixture of ingredients than other recipes. This is because Abuelita’s version includes almond milk rather than traditional cow’s milk. It is blended for much longer to ensure it stays smooth and consistent throughout the recipe.
Is this recipe spicy?
While my recipe is not traditionally spicy, adding cayenne pepper will give it a kick of heat! Just add a pinch of pepper, and you are good to go.
How much does this recipe make?
Mexican Hot Chocolate With Abuelita Recipe makes about 3 cups.
Is this recipe vegan?
What makes this recipe vegan?
Almond milk and cheese are derived from almonds (that’s what is in almond milk), and cheddar cheese contains no animals. So, this recipe is indeed vegan.
Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
Yes, you can make it gluten-free with a gluten-free flour blend. However, be aware that my recipe is not gluten-free because regular bread flour is used in the breading on the chocolate chips.
Can you melt chocolate, Abuelita? Can you melt chocolate?
Yes! You can melt the chocolate by using a double-boiler or placing it in a microwave-safe bowl and then heating it for 30 seconds. It is essential to stir the chocolate every 30 seconds, so it does not burn.