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Easy Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate in Glass Mug on White Background

Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate

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Quick and easy spicy Mexican hot chocolate recipe, homemade from scratch with simple ingredients. Rich, creamy with a kick from cinnamon, cayenne pepper, chili powder.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword homemade hot chocolate
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 People
Calories 469
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 4 cups Milk Whole
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 4 oz. Bittersweet chocolate Roughly chopped, Can use semisweet chocolate instead
  • 1/2 cup Condensed milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/8 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar Optional, Don't add this until you have tried and tasted at the very end


  • In a large nonstick saucepan, add milk, cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, condensed milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, chili powder, cayenne powder.
  • Cook over medium heat, while whisking everything together until smooth and creamy.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Then, reduce heat and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  • Pour into mugs and enjoy.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave. 


Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 531IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 408mg | Iron: 2mg