Hot Cocoa, Mexican Style

Hot Cocoa, Mexican Style | ChopChop


This very rich and satisfying winter drink is not as sweet as what you're used to. It's all about the chocolate flavor, not the sugar. 

Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Small saucepan
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Whisk or fork


1 1⁄2 cup
low-fat milk
1 1⁄2 tablespoon
unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1⁄2 teaspoons
honey or sugar
3⁄4 teaspoons
vanilla extract
to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch chili powder (if you like)


  1. Put the milk in a small saucepan and put the saucepan on the stove.
  2. With the help of your adult, turn the heat to low and cook until the milk is very warm, about 3 minutes. Don't let it boil or burn! (If you like, you can put the milk in a microwavable container and heat to very warm). 
  3. Turn the heat off and add the cocoa powder, honey (or sugar), vanilla extract and cinnamon and the chili powder (if you like spicy). Using a whisk or fork, whip until the top is frothy. Serve right away.