Last Updated on December 5, 2022 by Cristina
Today, we’re going to be looking at an authentic Mexican hot chocolate recipe abuelita. Abuelita Mexican hot chocolate is absolutely delicious, and with winter fast approaching, you’ll be needing a warm drink to get you through those cold nights. But what makes a hot chocolate Mexican? How do you make a hot chocolate using the Abuelita chocolate tablets? Let’s take a closer look at an authentic Mexican hot chocolate recipe abuelita.
What Is Traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate?
Mexican hot chocolate is a lot like the hot chocolate you’re already familiar with. However, Mexican hot chocolate is full of spices such as chili and cinnamon. As well as the use of spices, dark chocolate is often used to give it a rich, luxurious flavor. Mexican hot chocolate is not as sweet as American hot chocolate, but I find it to be much more flavorful. Whether Mexican, or American, nothing beats a hot chocolate on a cold night.
Hot Chocolate Abuelita Ingredients
You may be wondering what the ingredients are when it comes to the hot chocolate tablets from Abuelita. Each tablet contains the following:
- soy lecithin
- vegetable oil
- artificial flavor
- cocoa processed with alkali
It’s also worth noting that this product is a “may contain” for the following allergens: egg, milk, peanut, tree nuts and wheat.
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Hot Chocolate Abuelita Nutritional Information
You may be curious as to the nutritional value of Abuelita hot chocolate. Each 1/4 tablet contains the following:
- Calories: 100
- Fat: 3.5g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Sodium: 0mg
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Carbohydrate: 18g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 16g
- Protein: < 1g
How To Make Abuelita Chocolate With Milk
Abuelita hot chocolate comes in a range of different ways. You can buy this product in tablets, bars, granulated, instant and syrup versions. Whichever you’re using, it’s super easy to make. Let’s take a closer look.
Abuelita Hot Chocolate Tablets – Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe Abuelita
All you need to do is remove the tablet from the wrapper. Now add around four cups of milk to a saucepan, along with one tablet. Heat over a medium-high heat and mix continuously. The drink is ready once it begins to boil and becomes frothy. Remove from heat and enjoy.
Abuelita Granulated Hot Chocolate
All you need to do is add around 1-2 heaped teaspoons of the granules to a cup of hot milk. Stir well and your drink is ready to enjoy!
Abuelita Hot Chocolate Bars
Break off around half of a Marqueta bar. Add four cups of milk to a pan, along with the the half of the bar. Heat over a medium-high heat and mix well. Remove from heat, serve and enjoy!
Abuelita Instant Mix Hot Chocolate
All you need to do is sprinkle one packet of instant mix into a mug of hot water of milk. Stir well and serve. Enjoy!
Abuelita Hot Chocolate Syrup
You can use hot or cold milk for this drink. In fact, you can even use ice cream! Just add two tablespoons of syrup and stir well. Serve and enjoy!
If you’re looking to add more flavor to your hot chocolate, take a look at this recipe.
- 1 Mexican chocolate tablet
- 2 cups of whole milk
- 1 cup of regular milk
- cinnamon powder (to taste)
Recipe – Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe Abuelita
Step 1: Dissolve the Tablet
Heat a saucepan over a medium heat and pour in the milk. Once the milk has started to boil, add the Mexican hot chocolate tablet. Once dissolved, sprinkle in the cinnamon powder. Mix well until you have a smooth hot chocolate
Step 2: Serve the Hot Chocolate
Cook for a further five minutes on a low-medium heat. Remove from heat and serve with toppings of your choice, such as whipped cream. Enjoy!
Spicy Abuelita Hot Chocolate Recipe
If you’re looking to spice up your hot chocolate, then look no further. It is extra thick, and extra flavorful. It’s worth noting that this hot chocolate has a good amount of heat, so if you’re unsure how hot you’d like it, add the chili powder gradually and taste as you go. Let’s take a closer look.
- 1 Mexican hot chocolate tablet
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of ancho chili powder
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- whipped cream (to serve)
Step 1: Add the Ingredients – Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe Abuelita
Add the hot chocolate tablet to a pan, along with the sugar, chili powder, cinnamon stick, heavy cream and whole milk. Mix the hot chocolate well.
Step 2: Simmer the Hot Chocolate
Over a medium heat, simmer the hot chocolate mixture for around five minutes. Be sure that the hot chocolate tablet and sugar are dissolved before moving to the next step.
Step 3: Add Flavor
Remove the saucepan from heat, and add the vanilla. At this point, you can cover the mixture and leave for around an hour to get the most flavor, But you can also just remove the cinnamon stick and serve as is.
Step 4: Serve
Serve hot and sprinkle with an extra helping of ancho chili powder if you like it hot. Add whipped cream to the top. Serve and enjoy!
Conclusion – Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe Abuelita
I hope this post has helped you to become more familiar with an authentic Mexican hot chocolate recipe abuelita. Mexican hot chocolate is super easy to make, but it’s one of the most comforting drinks you can enjoy in the colder months. However you decide to make it, it makes for the perfect treat for all of the family.
Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making Mexican hot chocolate? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!
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