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Mexican Hot Chocolate
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Hot Chocolate Base

1 cup 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 (cayenne)

1/4 teaspoon salt


5 cups milk


Aerosol whipped cream, as desired

Ground cinnamon, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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.

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