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Chocolatito – Mexican Hot Chocolate


Mexican chocolate is a unique treat. Not only is there chocolate, but it’s blended with cinnamon which gives it some charm. Hot chocolatito is a great combination with colder weather. There are a couple ways to prepare it that I’m going to share here. The first is the charming old-fashioned way and the second is the fast, throw it in the blender and get a great cap of foam. It also skips the “nata”– fine layer of skin that warmed then cooling milk can get. (I love it, the kids don’t. If you don’t then just take a spoon or your finger and scrape it off the top. Nothing else changes.) Ingredients: Package of Chocolate (Abuelita or Ibarra) Milk, 4 cups per round of chocolate. Sugar (added to suit taste) Cinnamon (added to suit taste, optional since it’s in the Abuelita) Or: Powdered cocoa powder, 2 Tablespoons  * Milk, 4 cups Sugar or sweetener, to taste Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)* *These are just guesstimates, as I go by sight and how chocolate-y it looks to me. If you are doing it this way add more milk as needed, or whichever flavor is needed. Let’s start with the old fashioned way. The…
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