Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Billy Published: December 17, 2020 Modified: September 14, 2021
Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe

How To Make Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

Craving for some hot chocolate? Try this simple and easy spiced hot chocolate recipe that offers a spicy Mexican kick, given by chili powder, cayenne, and nutmeg!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 4cupsmilk
  • ¼cupcocoa powder,such as Dutch-processed unsweetened, or cocoa powder of your choice
  • ¼cupsugar
  • 2tspcornstarch,optional, to thicken
  • 1tspcinnamon
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • ¼tspchipotle powder,or chili powder
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cayenne
  • whipped cream,optional, to top
  • marshmallows,optional, to top
  • chocolate syrup,or chocolate shavings, optional, to top


  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium saucepan.  Heat over medium heat until simmering, stirring frequently.

  2. Remove from heat and serve with optional toppings.


  • Calories: 175.63kcal
  • Fat: 7.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.50g
  • Fiber: 1.98g
  • Sugar: 20.00g
  • Protein: 7.06g
  • Cholesterol: 19.52mg
  • Sodium: 89.05mg
  • Calcium: 232.34mg
  • Potassium: 331.66mg
  • Iron: 0.74mg
  • Vitamin A: 94.18µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.11mg
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