Mexican Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Caliente con Kahlua

Interested in a hot chocolate for grownups? This one is prepared with earthy Mexican chocolate and Kahlua, a coffee-flavored liqueur for a little extra warmth on a chilly evening.

We first tried this drink at a gallery opening in San Miguel de Allende. They were serving it to the guests instead of the typical cheap white wine. A great decision in our book.

Mexican Kahlua Hot Chocolate Recipe

We were told that it is very popular in San Luis Potosí. We don’t know if that is true but it is very popular with us.

How to Make

You will need 3 cups of milk, 1 Mexican chocolate tablet, 3 ounces of Kahlua, and 2 cinnamon sticks. To froth the chocolate you will need a wooden molinillo or a wire whisk. The recipe makes two 12oz. cups but you can easily increase the recipe to serve at your next party.

The chocolate tablet contains piloncillo, a very rustic brown sugar, and cinnamon. If you have never tried Mexican chocolate, you should because it’s a real treat. The flavor is earthy and the texture is rustic.

Where to Buy

The most common Mexican chocolate brands are Abuelita and Ibarra brands. If you can’t find Mexican chocolate at your local supermarket, you can order artisanal chocolate made in Oaxaca through HERNÁN, specialists in premium Mexican food and kitchenware. (BUY)

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Ingredients to Make Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Put the milk and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan and turn the heat to low.

Milk and Cinammon in Pot

When bubbles start appearing in the milk add the chocolate tablet.

Adding Chocolate Tablet to Milk

Use the molinillo or wire whisk to froth the milk and dissolve the chocolate tablet.

Whipping Hot Chocolate with Molinillo

Keep frothing until the chocolate has dissolved completely.

Preparing Mexican Hot Chocolate

Add the Kahlua and froth for a few seconds.

Adding Kahlua to Hot Chocolate

Serve immediately.

Mexican Kahlua Hot Chocolate Drink

Enjoy! You might be interested in our traditional Mexican hot chocolate recipe too.

Cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate
Cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate
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Mexican Kahlua Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mexican hot chocolate prepared with Kahlua, a coffee-flavored liqueur for a little extra warmth on a chilly evening. This is the grownup version of hot chocolate. The warm fuzzies in a cup.
Course Drink
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chocolate, drink, hot chocolate, Kahlua, winter
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 12oz. cups
Calories 462kcal
Author Andrés Carnalla

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablet Mexican chocolate 3oz. BUY
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 ounces Kahlua or coffee liqueur

Instructions

  • Put the milk and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan and turn the heat to low. (Do not allow the milk to boil)
  • When bubbles start appearing in the milk add the chocolate tablet.
  • Use the 
    molinillo
    or wire whisk to froth the milk and dissolve the chocolate tablet.
  • Keep frothing until the chocolate has dissolved completely.
  • Add the Kahlua and froth for a few seconds.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • The prepared drink is a little bit coarse. Not all of the chocolate dissolves.
  • Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows if you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 147mg | Sugar: 59g

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2 comments… add one
  • Robin

    This looks super easy and tasty! I will try this very soon. Many thanks, Doug, for sharing this.

  • Brenda Cisneros

    This is a great idea! I love Mexican chocolate but I have never treid with kahlua. I think now it is a good time for a midnight snack!

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