Mexican Hot Chocolate
Traditional Mexican hot chocolate, sweetened with sugar, spiced with cinnamon, and frothed by hand with a wooden molinillo. No better drink to warm you up when the weather is chilly.
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bars of Mexican drinking chocolate
1 liter of milk or water
cinnamon sticks for garnish
Pour your milk of water into a tall narrow pot over very low heat.
Add 2 bars of chocolate (approximately 6 ounces).
When the chocolate starts to dissolve gently move it with the
until it fully dissolves, about 20 minutes.
Once all of the chocolate has fully dissolved, vigorously froth the drink with the molinillo for 10 minutes to develop a frothy creamy texture.
Your hot chocolate is richer when you prepare it with milk.
If you choose to prepare it with water the flavor of the chocolate is more pronounced.
Either method of preparation is authentic.
Each brand of chocolate is a little bit different. Adjust the quantity to your liking. You may want to add a little or take away a little.
Do not allow the milk to boil. If the milk gets close to the boiling point remove it from the heat for a couple of minutes and continue to froth. After a minute or two return it to the heat.
Serve and Garnish
Garnish each mug with a cinnamon stick. Serve with a small pastry or sweet bread. Add marshmallows to each cup if you like.
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