Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate
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This hot chocolate base can be made ahead and stored in freezer until ready to use.
15 min
Prep Time
2:15
Total Time
5 servings

Ingredients

Hot Chocolate Base

1 cup
real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1 tablespoon
ground cinnamon
1/2 to 1 teaspoon
ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon
salt

Milk

5 cups
milk

Topping

Aerosol whipped cream, as desired
Ground cinnamon, if desired

Directions

  1. Combine all hot chocolate base ingredients in bowl. Microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is smooth. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Drop about 1/4 cupfuls hot chocolate base onto squares of plastic food wrap. Using plastic wrap, shape mixture into 2-inch balls. Wrap securely in plastic food wrap; place into resealable plastic freezer bag. Store in freezer.
  3. Combine 1 unwrapped hot chocolate ball and 1 cup milk into large mug. Microwave, stirring occasionally, 2-2 1/2 minutes or until smooth and hot. Top with whipped cream and ground cinnamon, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving without whipped cream topping)

Calories
350
Cholesterol
45mg
Carbohydrates
36g
Protein
10g
Fat
21g
Sodium
240mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

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