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Mexican hot chocolate

Mexican hot chocolate
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Because I left Mexico when I was 6, my recollections of our holiday traditions are often dreamlike and vague. But my memory of Three Kings Day, or el Dia de los Reyes Magos, remains vivid because it came right after ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes | Serves 4 to 6
Note: Mexican chocolate can be found in the Latin section of most grocery stores.
  • 6 cups milk
  • 2 tablets Mexican chocolate (Abuelita, Morelia or Carlos V), broken into pieces

Step 1In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium-high heat until it comes to a good simmer. When it begins to bubble, stir in the chocolate. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate melts, about 5 minutes, then continue to simmer gently a few minutes until the chocolate and milk are fully combined. Remove from heat and whisk the chocolate with a molinillo or wire whisk until frothy before serving.

Each of 6 servings:
282 calories; 9 grams protein; 34 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 13 grams fat; 5 grams saturated fat; 24 mg cholesterol; 33 grams sugar; 105 mg sodium.
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