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

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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. 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 (optional)
  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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Are you a fellow hot chocolate lover? Here are a few of my other favorite hot chocolate recipes!

Buttered Chai Hot Chocolate

Quick Fix Dark Hot Chocolate Shots

Perfect Homemade Hot Cocoa (served with my Mini Cinnamon Maple Marshmallows)