Published: Thu, April 06, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

~ Mexican Hot Chocolate

~ Mexican Hot Chocolate

- Jane Seabrook

Chocolate must Be, with out a doubt, one of the best gifts from Mexico to the world: Xocolat, Kakawa, Chocolate. Mayan and Aztec gods "seed of love and generosity", manifested in a cacao bean, which they transformed into a beverage known as xocolatl meaning "bitter water". Modern drinking chocolate is the result of the 17th century European addition of milk and sugar.

One of my favorite guilty pleasures is a cup of Mexican hot chocolate. It lifts my spirit, brings happiness, joy, comfort, warmth, peace, and a great sensation of fulfillment. Love in a cup Mexican hot cocoa also features amazing warm cinnamon notes, vanilla, and frothed milk.

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I have fond memories of my Grandma preparing a cup of frothy hot cocoa as dinner. It was almost like an adrenalin shot when we could hear her in the kitchen frothing the milk with her grinder, the arousing aroma of chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla coming out of the kitchen was heavenly. What is the molinillo? ... it is a wood handled tool that is used to froth and dissolves the chocolate into warm milk. By spinning the long handle between two hands, air is churned into the liquid turning it into a light cloud of goodness. My grandma definitely knew how to use her grinder. Her hot chocolate was like sipping a light cloud.

The following recipe is a delicious Mexican Hot Chocolate which provides an exciting experience much different from the little packets to which you add water. In my opinion, this preparation is well worth the extra time and a few ingredients added to your shopping list.
In this recipe I made the addition of chile ancho powder and a hint of black pasilla, which tickle and warm the throat and Enhance the chocolate flavor. I know you will love the recipe. Serve it at your next get-together on a chilly day and watch faces light up with surprise and satisfaction.

2 cups of whole milk
1 cup almond milk
2 chocolate tablets Mug chocolate brand Chocolate Mexican 70% Pure Cocoa *
½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste or Mexican vanilla extract
1-2 teaspoon wide powder. Start with one, taste and decide if you need the second one.
2 generous pinches of pasilla black powder, cayenne or one dry chile de arbol
1 stick of mexican cinnamon
Agave nectar, turbinado, sugar or piloncillo to your taste. This is totally up to you, I like mine barely sweet, some people like it sweet, or extra sweet. I would say start with 2 tablespoons and move from there up to your sweetness desire.

Why Mexican Vanilla and Cinnamon

Everything that grows together, for me translates in flavors that belong together. Vanilla comes from an orchid endemic from Veracruz, Mexico and the Mexican cinnamon flavor is delicate and extremely fragrant, if you can get this two your cocoa will taste divine!

Vegan Or Lactose intolerance substitutions: Soy milk and Almond Milk / Rice milk and Almond Milk Nut allergies?: Milk and coconut


Other Mexican chocolate brands that I found extremely good, and they all could be purchased online:
Moctezuma , this chocolate comes from Michoacan, Mexico, it has An intense chocolate flavor, notes of cinnamon and vanilla. Butler , this legendary chocolate paste is from Oaxaca, and part of a production is still made by hand, absolutely divine. > Rancho Gordo , this chocolate comes from Guerrero, Mexico, its stone ground 70% cacao and its sweetened with piloncillo! Amazing, be aware it goes fast on line, but if you are on their website, check for their beans, and many other goodies, you can scape!
The cup , made in Mexico, I Like its strong but balanced flavor, and their varieties. Try other flavors like clove, rose petals, anise (my favorite!), Cinnamon, almonds, etc. . This is a list of my favorite choices, for Mexican chocolate.

Great Chocolate Sources: Cup Cocoa, Xocolatl, Classic Butler, Stone Ground Chocolate from Guerrero Mexico,

Chocolate Granny: This is the most common used chocolate tablets for hot cocoa in Mexico. Unfortunately, I did not have the same flavor. I had to use almost double the amount to give the punch of chocolate and cinnamon flavor that was characteristic of Abuelita brand ...

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