Mayan Hot Chocolate

Mayan Hot Chocolate

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"Don't knock it till you've tried it. This rich, delicious, and kicky hot chocolate might make you abandon your traditional ties. No marshmallows needed; this is for grown-ups. Everything in this recipe can be altered to suit your taste, however I recommend following the recipe to the letter the first time you try."


7 m servings 224 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 224 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 221 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix the hot chocolate mix, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper together in a mug.
  2. Pour the milk into a glass measuring cup; heat in microwave on High until it begins to boil, about 2 minutes. Slowly pour over the mixture in the mug, stirring with a small whisk as you pour. Enjoy immediately.
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  1. 31 Ratings


I've been putting cayenne and cinnamon in my hot chocolate for years, but one other thing I add that makes it even more wonderful is about 1/8-1/4 tsp of ginger powder. Trust's so delici...

Delicious! Instead of instant cocoa I used 3 teaspoons regular cocoa and 3 teaspoons sugar, mixed in 1/2 dl of water.

I added a shot of espresso. Too much cinnamon for me. More like a 1/4 teaspoon would be better. I had some freshly opened cayenne so a pinch was nice and spicy. The older your pepper, the more...

Yum! I go to Mexico often and this is authentic! I'd even suggest adding about 3 T boiling water to thin it out just a bit. A real keeper. I used Mexican cocoa instead of instant hot cocoa m...

This was a real treat! I used a tbsp of really good unsweetened cocoa powder and about 1 tsp superfine sugar in place of the prepared hot chocolate mix which made it even more delicious. I even...

it was good, but I think I might've put in a liiitttllleee too much cayenne pepper so it was a bit too spicy for my taste....

In the wintertime, I like to have a cup of hot chocolate before I go to bed at night. It's both warming and relaxing. I ran across this recipe and was apprehensive about the amount of cinnamon a...

Don't let the cayenne scare you. This hot chocolate tastes just like red hot cinnamon candy. Or in my case, an Atomic Fire Ball because I use a BIG pinch of cayenne.

My entire family loved this. I was unsure at first but my hubby now believes this is his favorite hot drink. All three of the kids enjoyed it as well. It's a keeper. I made it just as recipe say...