Mexican Hot Cocoa Mix

This homemade dairy-free Mexican Hot Cocoa Mix is the perfect way to spice up your hot cocoa life. 
Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix

Hot cocoa, my obsession (one of them, anyway). 

Even though I live in the south, where it’s pretty warm year-round, I have a thing about hot cocoa. Regular, peppermint, or spiced, I love it all! I even like it subbing carob for the cocoa (the way my mom made it). Whether it’s January or June, I regularly ask my husband if he’d like a cup after the kids are in bed.

‘Cause good moms don’t share treats with their kids.

He less enthusiastic about hot drinks than I am, and since I don’t want to make a whole pot for just myself (well, maybe I do… but I don’t), I decided it was high time to come up with a mix I could just plop in some warmed milk. 

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix

Adding a bit of heat to hot cocoa is my newest thing. 

Though I enjoy all my chocolate tall and dark, every now and again I get a hankerin’ for spicy. I’ve already tried spicy + chocolate in other delicious goodies, like cake and fudge, and I love it. But in hot cocoa those spices really pop!

Since my kiddos don’t like spicy, that means I need to make it after bedtimeThat’s ok with me, it goes along nicely with me not being able to wanting to share. 😉

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix

Even though I’ve never been to Mexico, and have no idea if Mexican Mexicans (as opposed to American Mexicans [though I suppose all Mexicans are technically American…]) drink hot cocoa, I based the spices in this hot cocoa mix on other “Mexican” treats.

Lots of cinnamon.

A bit of chili powder.

Perfecto. Even my un-hot-cocoa-addited hubby said it was addicting! 🙂

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix

I also upped the nutritional value of this recipe (’cause all y’all know that hot cocoa is nutritious – haha) by adding in some grass-fed gelatin. It’s good for your skin, hair, teeth, nails, and joints, as well as improving your digestion and helping detox your liver.

Along with the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of cinnamon and chili powder this drink actually is a little healthy. 😉 So you should probably go mix yourself up a batch….

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Homemade Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix
Free of gluten, grains, dairy, and eggs.
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  1. 1/3 c. cocoa powder
  2. 1/2 c. evaporated cane juice or coconut sugar
  3. 4 1/2 t. cinnamon
  4. 1/2 t. chili powder
  5. 2 T. grass-fed gelatin (I like this kind)
  6. 1 c. dairy-free chocolate chips
  1. Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips until powdered. Mix in chocolate chips and store in a jar.
  2. To make a cup, stir 2 heaping tablespoons into 12 oz. milk of choice and heat until steamy.
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Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix

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25 thoughts on “Mexican Hot Cocoa Mix

  1. I can’t believe that I have never actually had Mexican hot chocolate – I used to live pretty close to the border, and I love spice. Can’t wait to try this – it sounds so good! And I love the added gelatin too!

  2. I’m totally with you…great moms don’t share treats with their kids. Love the Mexican spice addition to this! Of course, the kids won’t be interested in this at all.

  3. Definitely pinning this one for gift giving next year. Love it! Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party, we hope you will join us next week.