Mexican hot chocolate is a delicious treat. It is a spicy and sweet treat that will warm you to your bones on cold winter nights (and days). We first were not so sure so we used less of the herbs and liked it but when we added them all it really mingled with the chocolate and made it wonderful. If you don’t like lots of spice then reduce the amount. If you don’t like it hot, reduce the amount of cayenne pepper. If it isn’t spicy enough, then add some more. Top your Mexican hot chocolate with whipped cream, our homemade marshmallows (recipe below), or just a dash of cinnamon on top. Any way you like it.
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Where Did Mexican Hot Chocolate Originate?
Mexican Hot Chocolate according to Alarcon is an ancient recipe that’s traditions go all the way to the ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures. They blended things like cocoa beans and the maca plant that was used by the warriors before going off to war to give them strength and stamina for the fight.
What Is Maca Root Good For?
Maca root was traditionally grown way up high in the Andes mountains of Peru. Maca is a member of the Brassicaceae family. Find out more about this amazing herb. It should not be taken by pregnant or lactating women.
What Was Turmeric Used For?
Turmeric is a tuberous plant that is in the ginger family. It was grown wildly in Indonesia in as early as the 5th century. Find more information about Turmeric.
Are Cacao and Cocoa The Same Thing?
They sound similar and they have the same beginning as the cacao plant but there is a difference. The beans are separated from the cocoa butter (fat). The beans are both fermented and the cocoa is processed by roasting the beans to make the final product. Cacao is processed at a much lower temperature. It is not roasted and is considered raw allowing it to retain higher levels of nutrients, enzymes, etc.
Can Hot Chocolate Be Used For Hot Mexican Hot Chocolate?
You can, but this way it makes the drink much more healthy without all of the sugar in the packaged hot chocolate.
What Is Coconut Oil Good For And Why Should I Put It In My Hot Chocolate?
Unrefined Coconut oil has many health benefits some of which Dr. Axe says are reduction of inflammation, arthritis, help with cognitive issues, help with UTI and bladder infections and many other uses. For more information check out Dr. Axe’s article.
Mexcian Hot Chocolate Recipe
2 cups of organic milk, coconut milk, almond milk, etc.
1 Tablespoon coconut oil (unrefined)
1 Tablespoon cacao powder or unsweetened chocolate powder
1/4 to 3/4 Teaspoon turmeric powder
pinch of black pepper to help your body use the turmeric
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 Teaspoon maca powder
1 Teaspoon gelatin powder
1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
1/4 Teaspoon Coconut Amminos
a little bit of water
Print This Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe
- Mexcian Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 2 cups of organic milk, coconut milk, almond milk, etc.
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil (unrefined. Mugs of hot chocolate with spices all around them )
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder or unsweetened chocolate powder
- 1/4 to 3/4 tsp of turmeric powder
- pinch of black pepper to help your body use the turmeric
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1 tsp gelatin powder
- 3 tbsp maple syrup, honey, stevia or swerve to taste.
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
- a little bit of water
- Put your powders in a bit of water and whisk to dissolve.
- Place your milk in a pan and add all of the powders in water.
- Whisk well and heat and serve.
Put your dry ingredients powders in a bit of water and whisk to dissolve.
Place your milk in a pan and add all of the powders in water to the milk.
Sweeten as desired
Whisk well and heat while stirring and serve.