Mexican Hard Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hard Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hard Hot Chocolate

This indulgent concoction is a twist on your everyday hot chocolate but is made with unique spices, creamy dark chocolate and a splash of spiced rum. Its festiveness, rich aroma and decadent flavor is sure to lift your spirits.


  • 1 quart half & half
  • 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ground chili pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground nutmeg
  • 4oz dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1oz spiced rum (Sailor Jerry's preferrably)
  • Homemade whipped cream (optional)


  1. In medium saucepot add half & half, bring to a boil, add all spices.
  2. Add dark chocolate, constantly stir with a wisk until fully melted.
  3. Add sugar and cocoa powder, continuously stir.
  4. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips and vanilla extract, continuously stir until all ingredients are well incorporated, then take off of heat.
  5. Pour mixture into a 14oz mug and add 1oz of spiced rum
  6. Garnish with whipped cream and chili pepper, enjoy!

*Recipe courtesy of Kayla Sowards.

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