How to Make Mexican Hot Chocolate

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Introduction: How to Make Mexican Hot Chocolate

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The most delicious hot chocolate in the world.

See also, How to Eat Mexican Chocolate and Fear the Swiss

Step 1: Materials

Brick of Chocolate
Milk
Cinnamon
(optionally) Sugar

Stove
Saucepan
Blender
Mugs
Friends

If you have a brick of chocolate, use that. You can buy this stuff in stores under brands like "Ibarra" and "Abuelita". If you use the store-bought stuff, don't add any sugar.

Step 2: Melt the Choclate

Put the chocolate in the saucepan.

Add a little milk.

Let the chocolate get warm and liquid.

Step 3: Add Milk

Cover the chocolate in milk - as much milk as you want the resulting hot chocolate.

The chocolatey-ness of the final beverage is inversely proportional to the amount of milk you add.

Step 4: Add Spices

Here, dissolve in the sugar, and any cinnamon you desire. This is how I like mine.

If you care to, you can also add nutmeg, orange peel, or anything else you enjoy (red pepper, dark chocolate flakes, I don't know - throw stuff in and see if it tastes good)

Step 5: Warm

When the chocolate particles in the milk appear to be swirling around, without the aid of a mixing implement, the milk is warmed enough.

Step 6: Blend

This is the key, the trick, the best and only way, and what makes this chocolate beverage what it is.

This will cause the beverage to be foamy and delicious.

If you like having chunks of chocolate at the bottom, you might be able to save some from your saucepan, and add them in, after blending.

Step 7: Serve

You can't keep it to yourself, it's so delicous!

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    Can you use water and milk to make abuelita hot cocoa?

    I picked up a bar of the ibarra chocolate in the staff lounge. I did not know how to make it. I do now and I will NEVER forget. Yum! Thanks

    What's this?! A blender instead of the traditional wooden beater?! Shame! This is the best hot chocolate you will ever eat, though. We had some in my Spanish class on a very cold day in January. Somewhere around here I have a hand-carved miniature hot chocolate beater that I got from a neighbor's garage sale who though it was either a baby's rattle or a honey dipper.

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    It is called a molinillo, & you can find them at most Mexican grocers. In a pinch, you could actually use a honey dipper, but you would really have to do it one cup at a time. :3

    This... this is awesome! It makes it more eclectic if you add some chili powder.

    homagawd I just made this. It's the drink the heavens!

    The chill in the air this morning called for something warm and comforting...the answer to this was mexican hot chocolate...simply wonderful...

    we try to keep the chocolate away from the welders, as excessive molten metal spatter does not taste good and burns chocolate...

    add an egg. it makes it really frothy and delicious

    You should also add a tiny pinch of salt and a bit of vanilla extract. It will really bring out the chocolate flavor. Also for an authentic variation, add a bit of ground red pepper.

    wouldn't it be inversely proportional? i love this recipe, girl, thanks!

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    try brand chocolate, like ibarra or abuelita (honestly i like them both) half of "brick" for each large cup of milk, heat milk in microwave or stove until hot (steamy) put chcoclate and milk in to a blender, blend to highest for about 30 seconds (i like it foamy so i run that for a 1 1/12 minute) enjoy !!! (adjust to fit ) note: this recipe does not require welding mask or gloves and does not involve using a jack nicholson stand in person.

    I wonder how this would tastes substituting the chocolate brick with cocoa almond bark. Giving it a try soon just thought it would be a good idea. Maybe white chocolate bark too...

    I believe the secret ingredient is some kind of chili powder, that makes it real live hot Mexican chocolate. Just a touch, but it sure will warm you up a lot quicker.

    oh man, this brings me back - when I was a kid my dad used to make these using those blocks of chocolate in the yellow octagonal box. He would use a cheese grater to make the chocolate into a powder (sort of) and melt that into a pan with milk. thanks for nostalgia trip. I've got a craving for some hot chocolate. I haven't thought about those blocks in years...