Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)


Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan; cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until cocoa dissolves, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in milk; simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Serve immediately.

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 160
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 15%
Fat per serving: 2.9g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.8g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.9g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.1g
Protein per serving: 7.4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 30g
Fiber per serving: 2.5g
Cholesterol per serving: 7.3mg
Iron per serving: 1.1mg
Sodium per serving: 94mg
Calcium per serving: 237mg