Mexican Hot Chocolate (Mexican Mocha) Mix

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix

We returned home from our Texas Christmas vacation just in time for a big blizzard. It served as our welcome back to the East Coast and gave us fleeting culture shock. After a night of blowing snow and frigid temperatures, offices and schools were closed. Many folks took advantage of the opportunity to go sledding on neighboring, snowy hills.

Sledders: Lea Valle

The frigid temperatures did not deter me from making a quick trip to one of my favorite locations to enjoy the natural beauty of the winter in its full glory just before the setting of the sun.

Snowy Bench: Lea ValleSnowy Sycamores: Lea Valle

There’s something magical and almost otherworldly about a snowy day. The lightposts of neighboring Natirar always remind me of C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia”. It’s almost as if a faun (or Aslan perhaps?) is just around the corner.

Lightpost: by Lea Valle

Upon returning home I spied my youngest peeking out of his snow fort. Such rosy cheeks. He could use a hot chocolate. Actually, so could I!

nat snow LR

Mexican Hot Chocolate and Mexican Mocha Mix

The morning after the blizzard hit, my husband bundled up and headed out to shovel the driveway and clean off the cars. While he was outside I decided to surprise him with a Hot Mexican Mocha. He had one first during our trip to Texas when we had the good fortune to meet Jenni Hulet (from the wonderful blog The Urban Poser).

Lea Valle and Jenni Hulet

Lea and Jenni

We met Jenni and her family (husband Ben and boys Linus and Oscar) on our way out of Dallas and got to spend a while chatting about all things food, faith, blogging and photography. Our boys showed up in Doctor Who t-shirts (kismet!) and talked of Minecraft and Sonic Screwdrivers (Dr. Who reference for you uninitiated). Clearly we all had a lot in common. So nice to meet you, Jenni and family!

The Mexican Mocha in Dallas inspired our desire to create our own at home. The drink mix can also be used to make Mexican Hot Chocolate which is a spicy take on the classic hot chocolate with flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne. It’s sure to wake you up in the morning – especially when combined with coffee of a Mexican Mocha. After a day playing or working out in the cold it will warm you and stimulate your senses.

The great thing about this recipe is it can be made in advance and stored for when you need it. Just add hot liquid like coconut milk or almond milk (for a dairy-free Mexican Hot Chocolate) or strong coffee (for Mexican Hot Mocha). As long as we are getting our measuring cups and spoons dirty we might as well make enough for a few drinks, right?

Mexican Hot Chocolate (Mexican Mocha) Drink Mix Recipe:: PaleoSpirit.com

Mexican Hot Chocolate and Mexican Mocha Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut sugar (I use this one)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (less if you don’t like too much heat)
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine celtic sea salt

Instructions

  1. Sift together dry ingredients for the Mexican Hot Chocolate (Mexican Mocha) Mix
  2. Place three tablespoons of mix in a mug

For Mexican Hot Chocolate – add 8 ounces hot milk and stir well

or

For Mexican Mocha – add 6 ounces strong coffee or two shots of espresso + (optional) 1-3 tablespoons heavy cream (or coconut cream for a dairy-free Mexican Mocha)

Top with a sprinkling of cocoa powder.

Enjoy!

Mexican Hot Chocolate (Mexican Mocha) Drink Mix Recipe:: PaleoSpirit.com

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Mexican Hot Chocolate (Mexican Mocha) Mix
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
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Total time: 
Serves: 6-8
 
Mexican Chocolate Drink Mix makes Mexican Hot Chocolate and Mexican Mochas easy!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (less if you don’t like too much heat)
  • ⅛ teaspoon fine celtic sea salt
Instructions
  1. Sift together dry ingredients for the Mexican Hot Chocolate (Mexican Mocha) Mix
  2. Place three tablespoons of mix in a mug
  3. For Mexican Hot Chocolate – add 8 ounces hot milk and stir well
  4. or
  5. For Mexican Mocha – add 6 ounces strong coffee or two shots of espresso + (optional) 1-3 tablespoons heavy cream (or coconut cream for a dairy-free Mexican Mocha)
  6. Top with a sprinkling of cocoa powder.
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4 thoughts on “Mexican Hot Chocolate (Mexican Mocha) Mix

  1. I just made a double batch & put in a mason jar. It is delicious with raw milk! I also added grass-fed beef gelatin to the mix! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Nicole,
      Would you believe the sale of raw milk is prohibited in the state where I live? So sad. I love the addition of gelatin. I just got some in the mail today and will be sure to try this! Thanks, Lea

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