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Cinnamon-Pecan Mexican Hot Chocolate

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

4
cups milk
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1/2
cup pecans, shelled & crushed
1
bar (3.2 oz) Mexican chocolate
Ground cinnamon, for garnish
Whipped cream, to taste (optional)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
347.2
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23.7g
36%
Saturated Fat
9.3g
47%
Cholesterol
24.4mg
8%
Sodium
107.6mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
29.2g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
25.2g
Protein
9.8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0.30%
0%
Calcium
30.80%
31%
Iron
6.80%
7%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

When it comes to cooling the milk, to save time follow these same instructions, but in place of the 4 cups, use only 2. Once the chocolate has rested and you’ve strained it (if desired), add the additional 2 cups of milk, at room temperature, and serve immediately.

If you don’t have cinnamon sticks, substitute with ground cinnamon.

Directions

  • 1 Mix the milk, cinnamon, pecans and Mexican chocolate in a thick pot. Heat over high heat and use a wooden spoon to stir until the chocolate has completely melted. Continue mixing until the milk begins to boil. Reduce the temperature and gently boil for 5 minutes.
  • 2 Turn off the stove, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. This will allow the pecan to cook and infuse the milk with its rich flavor.
  • 3 If desired, strain, but if you don’t mind the small pieces of pecan, serve as is. Let cool slightly.
  • 4 Serve with ground cinnamon and whipped cream.

Mexican chocolate is almost impossible to resist, especially when served on rainy or cold afternoons. Preparing it is easy, it just takes a little patience, since the secret to good hot chocolate is beating it and letting the flavors slowly dissolve in the milk. I recommend using bars of Mexican chocolate since they’re already sweetened with sugar. You can find them in the Hispanic section of your supermarket. Generally, they come in the shape of a hexagram. Today’s recipe combines two other flavors, cinnamon and pecans, a delicious spin on the traditional hot Mexican chocolate that we all like so much.

Rate and Comment

Silvia Martinez Silvia Martinez
September 20, 2016

Mexican chocolate is almost impossible to resist, especially when served on rainy or cold afternoons. Preparing it is easy, it just takes a little patience, since the secret to good hot chocolate is beating it and letting the flavors slowly dissolve in the milk. I recommend using bars of Mexican chocolate since they’re already sweetened with sugar. You can find them in the Hispanic section of your supermarket. Generally, they come in the shape of a hexagram. Today’s recipe combines two other flavors, cinnamon and pecans, a delicious spin on the traditional hot Mexican chocolate that we all like so much.