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Category: Drinks

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Famed Ojai artist Beatrice Wood, who lived to be 105 years old, credited "young men and chocolate" and a vegetarian diet for her longevity. When prepared without milk, this drink is a great nondairy alternative to traditional hot chocolate. Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1 tablet Mexican sweet chocolate (lbarra or Abuela)
  • 4 cups hot water or milk
  • Cinnamon, for garnish, optional

Step 1Break up the tablet into small pieces and place them in a blender.

Step 2Heat the milk or water just until bubbles form around the edges. Add half the liquid to the blender.

Step 3Blend on low speed until the chocolate dissolves; add the remaining liquid and blend until frothy. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

Each serving:
250 calories; 120 mg sodium; 33 mg cholesterol; 12 grams fat; 28 grams carbohydrates; 9 grams protein; 0 fiber.
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