Chocolate Caliente (Hot chocolate)

If you like chocolate, you will fall in love with this drink. This is a Classic drink in Mexico and many Latin American countries. Made with Mexican chocolate, it is a nice drink to make during the holidays or for a special treat.

If you think about chocolate, instantly Swiss or Belgians pralines come into your mind, but why not to try chocolate as Aztec or Mayas did: in a liquid form. Chocolate is originally from México and its name comes from the nahuatl language “xocolatl”. And this drink was consumed only by royalty, fortunately today everyone can enjoy “the drink of gods”.

Nowadays drinking chocolate is a pleasure not only in Mexico, but in many other countries. A cup of hot chocolate in Switzerland always warms you up, or having a delightful churros and hot chocolate in Spain for breakfast or dinner is certainly satisfying. Certainly both are delicious but completely different from Mexican hot chocolate style. Maybe Mexican hot chocolate is so unique because their ingredients (mixture of cacao, cinnamon, almonds and sugar) or because the way it is made, in any case it is so delicious that was called drink of gods.

Even though, some recipes says you can make Mexican hot chocolate using dark or bitter chocolate and then add cinnamon, almonds and sugar, the truth is that the result is not the authentic flavor; to obtain the real and authentic flavor it is necessary to brown and peel the cocoa beans and then grind them with the almonds, cinnamon and sugar. But do not worry, you do not need to do all this process, you can buy the chocolate ready to use. As you can imagine, the best one is the one you can buy in Oaxaca, made by the native women, but the ones commercially produced make a pretty good job, and you can get them abroad Mexico (see our finding ingredients section)

So why not to try a delicious authentic hot chocolate with water, yes you read well in water! Almost all the people are surprised about it, but when they tray it they love it; but if you are a milk lover you can also make hot chocolate with milk.



2 thoughts on “Chocolate Caliente (Hot chocolate)

  1. we love Mexican hot chocolate. We are very excited since today we have a friend coming from Puebla and it is exactly what we asked her to bring. Thank you for including the details of how to make it 🙂

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