Mexican Hot Chocolate

BY : PUBLISHED : December 2nd, 2012 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

Most people don’t know, but the Mexican hot chocolate that you can buy at the store that looks like this …



… is vegan. All you gotta do is substitute non-dairy milk in the direction.

But if you want to do it the O.G. (stands for my Original Grandma) way, you can just follow my recipe. It’s a little more work, but the wonderful explosion of deliciousness in your mouth will be worth it!

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

Toni Okamoto
Slightly more work than buying the powder in a can, this Mexican hot chocoalte will warm you up and make the time spent worthwhile.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drink
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 servings
Calories 246 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 3 1/4 cups of almond milk
  • 2/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • pinch of cayenne pepper


  • Over medium heat, add all ingredients to a saucepan and slowly mix until the chocolate melts.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 354mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 4gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 387mgIron: 3mg
Keyword authentic, beverage, budget, cheap, chocolate, cocoa, cold nights, delicious, drink, easy, gf, gluten free, glutenfree, hot, ibarra, mexican, nestle, plant-based, recipe, vegan, winter
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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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