Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate with Chile

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Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate with Chile

Prep 5 m

Cook 5 m

Ready In 10 m

1 Servings

444 Calories


"To make this authentic Mexican hot chocolate, you need Mexican hot chocolate tablets or squares which gives it its unique taste. Eat the chile only if you can handle it!"

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  1. 1 cup whole milk

  2. 1/2 Mexican hot chocolate drink tablet (such as Nestle® Abuelita®)

  3. 1 dried red chile de arbol, lightly toasted


  1. Place milk and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and simmer, stirring, until chocolate is melted but not boiling, about 5 minutes.

  2. Pour chocolate mixture into a blender. Cover and hold lid down with a potholder; blend until foamy. Pour into a mug. Break the chile into 2 or 3 pieces, discarding seeds, and drop into the hot chocolate. Drink immediately.

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