Mayan Hot Chocolate

Mayan Hot Chocolate

21 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    2 m
  • Ready In

    7 m
That Grace
Recipe by  That Grace

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 1 serving



  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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Kai's Mama

Kai's Mama

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 delicious! Also, I don't use instant hot chocolate. I use about a cup and a half of milk, 2 tbls of cocoa powder and 2 tbls of sugar. I whisk it all together, along with the spices, over the stove. Just till blended and hot (don't boil it).



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 you need. Don't recommend heating the milk to boiling point. It ruins the milk. I like to use almond milk for extra richness.

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Amount Per Serving (1 total)

  • Calories
  • 224 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 33.5 g
  • 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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