Desperate Housewives: Mexican Hot Chocolate

A review of Mexican Hot Chocolate from The Desperate Housewives Cookbook.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate is one of the first recipes I ever saved.  It was in a children’s cookbook I had when I was about 8 years old, and I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Now I know better; the recipe I saved wasn’t nearly as good as the real thing!

This is extremely simple to make – just combine milk and the Mexican chocolate in a saucepan and heat until chocolate is completely melted, it’s combined, and the milk is steaming.

20191205_124739The trick is to get the right chocolate.  The recipe describes the chocolate as “Mexican chocolate disc” but according to my Hispanic co-worker this is misleading.  All I did was search “Mexican chocolate disc” in amazon and google, and it was returning incorrect results.  According to my co-worker, the discs you want to use are specifically made with the purpose of hot chocolate, and the best two brands to get are “Cafe Abuelita” and “Ibarra.”  I went to a Hispanic grocery store and was only able to find Ibarra there; it was among the other hot chocolate mixes next to the tea and coffee.

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Taste: 10/1020191207_111012

Delicious!  It has a little bit of a cinnamon flavor to it, and the drink is nice and thick yet at the same time it’s not overwhelmingly chocolatey.

Difficulty: Easy

All you need to do is melt it all together over the stove.  Just make sure you keep stirring to prevent the milk from burning.

Cost: Cheap

You just need milk and the Mexican hot chocolate discs!

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