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Traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins


Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Latin-American
Keyword: hot chocolate
Servings: 4 servings
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 ounces Mexican dark bitter chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • whipped cream
  1. Warm milk and chocolate in a medium saucepan.
  2. Scrape seeds from the vanilla bean, add the seeds and bean to the milk.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.
  4. Stir until chocolate is melted and milk just begins to boil.
  5. Remove from heat, remove vanilla bean, froth mixture with a wire whisk.
  6. Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.