Thirsty Thursday: Mexican Hot Chocolate


Fall is definitely in the air. It's been pretty chilly over here and one of the things I love to have for the kids when they get home is a nice warm cup of hot cocoa. I found this week's Thirsty Thursday drink in my Taste of Homes recipe book. It's easy, simple and just plain delicious and perfect for this weather we've been having.

How's the weather been for you all? Is it screaming Fall yet? I know for some of you it's already snowing and screaming Winter, no offence, but I'm glad I'm not where you're at. I love Fall in our town, it's beautiful and I love that I can wear a cardigan or sweater in the house to keep warm without turning on the heater. Well I hope you try and enjoy this recipe, you'll love it and your kids, family, friends and people in your life will thank you. It's so much better than the hot chocolate packets and so much richer. Have a great day!




Mexican Hot Chocolate
Source: Taste of Homes Recipe Book
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1/4 cup baking cocoa
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup boiling water
Dash ground cloves or nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream
Whole cinnamon sticks (optional)

Directions
Combine cocoa and sugar in small saucepan; stir in water. Bring to boil; reduce heat and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. 

Add the cloves or nutmeg, cinnamon and milk. Simmer 5 minutes (do not boil). Whisk in vanilla. Pour hot chocolate into mugs; top with whipped cream. Use cinnamon sticks for stirrers.

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