Mexican Hot Chocolate, An Abuelita Treat

It’s 38 degrees out, but it feels like 28. Last week’s snow is this week’s sleet. So why not indulge in a Mexican hot chocolate treat? (I swear the rhyme was an accident…)

a cup of abuelita chocolate

It’s the best way I know to beat the rainy Tuesday blues. So whip out your molinillo, if you have one, a whisk works just as well if you don’t, and make yourself some chocolate!

P.S. I’m still working on my Albondigas recipe, so far I’ve made 3 batches, much to Alex’s liking!  The last batch will be on the stove tonight so I’ll share my final recipe with you soon! Thanks to all of you who provided suggestions.

Chocolate Abuelita
Creamy, rich hot chocolate infused with a hint of Mexican cinnamon, laced with vanilla and topped with whipped cream, toasted almonds and a dust of cinnamon. Since Mexican table chocolate, such as Ibarra or Moctezuma,  is already sweetened there is no need to add sugar to the mix. This recipe serves 2.

1 tablet Abuelita brand table chocolate
3 cups milk or unsweetened milk substitute such as almond milk or unsweatened soy milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
whipped cream (homemade or Reddi-wip)
1 teaspoon roasted, unsalted almonds finely chopped (optional)
a dash of cinnamon

In a heavy bottom pan bring milk or milk substitute to a boil. Quickly reduce to a simmer, add the vanilla and chocolate, stirring constantly so the chocolate does not burn. Once chocolate is incorporated whisk with a molinillo or whisk until frothy. Serve in two mugs and top with whipped cream, almonds and a dash of cinnamon.

11 Responses to “Mexican Hot Chocolate, An Abuelita Treat”
  1. Lani Islas says:

    i really love almond milk because it also imparts some supplements and trace minerals in our body. *

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  2. mama says:

    Three SNOW DAYS in a row in Albuquerque and COLDER than New York!
    It is time to try this recipe my dear Gabrielle! . . . and I received a block of
    chocolate for my B-day from Nina! Thank you for the recipe!

    • gabriellemarielopez says:

      Make it 4 snow days? I heard Burque has a snow day again tomorrow and that there is a gas shortage?

  3. whathappensafter5 says:

    Cute blog – this sounds delish!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog – I hope you’ll come back!

  4. Eliana says:

    Hmmmm – this is just the thing to help get us through this dreadful weather. It looks super delicious.

  5. It’s 65 deg. out, but it feels like 28. 🙂 We are having an unusually chilly winter, and a cup of hot chocolate sounds good right now. Abuelita is my favorite brand of table chocolate.
    I’m looking forward to seeing how your albóndigas turned out. Perfect for this winter weather.


  6. Anni says:

    Oh how perfect. Chocolate Abuelita is exactly what I didn’t realize I wanted this evening! Gracias!

  7. gloria says:

    Yes, it is time for chocolate. Abuelita’s of course. Did you know they sell it in packages of instant now? It’s not bad. Thanks for sharing the delish cup of chocolate.

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