Mexican Hot Chocolate

No, I did not use Mexican chocolate, I used tequila. This isn’t your kid’s hot chocolate; but it certainly could be by omitting the tequila and it is just (almost) as delicious.

Also great as a gift; just put the powdered mix in a decorative jar, tie a ribbon around it (add a little bottle of tequila if it is for a special friend) and you have a great hostess present or care package addition.


  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s dark cocoa*
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered milk
  • tequila, optional
Into a medium sized bowl, sift the first 5 ingredients. Stir in the powdered milk. Package in ziplock baggies or a decorative mason jar.
To serve: Spoon out about 3-4 heaping Tablespoons into a cup and add hot water and a shot of tequila, if desired.
Options:  if you omit the powdered milk, you can make it with regular whole milk. Take about 1-1/2 Tablespoons of the mix made without the powdered milk and add 2 Tbs. of boiling water to it in an heat-proof cup. Stir to make a sauce. Add this sauce to a cup of heated milk.
*DON’T substitute regular cocoa; the dark cocoa is a must for rich flavor.