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Mexican Hot Chocolate

We had a huge snowstorm here last night and I made my family a batch of this warming Mexican Hot Chocolate.  A hot drink is perfect for a cold day, and it’s even better when warming spices such as cinnamon, chili and cayenne are added.

There is a ton of cinnamon in this recipe, so if you’re not a cinnamon fan, you might want to reduce the amount from 1 tablespoon to 1 teaspoon.  Why do I use so much cinnamon?  Well, first, I just love the taste of the stuff.  Second, many studies have been done of late pointing to cinnamon as a spice that may help to control blood sugar levels.  Pretty neat stuff, huh?

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place coconut milk, water, cacao powder and agave in a vitamix
  2. Puree on high speed until smooth
  3. Blend in stevia, vanilla, cinnamon, chili, cayenne and salt
  4. Heat mixture in a saucepan until warm
  5. Top with Whipped Cream (optional)
  6. Reblend and Serve

Here are some other hot chocolate recipes you may enjoy:
-Delicious Hot Chocolate from Joy The Baker
-Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate by Savory Sweet Life
-Spanish-Style Hot Chocolate from Gluten-Free Gobsmacked

I want to thank Shirley of Gluten Free Easily and Kim from Cook It Allergy Free for their lovely reviews of my Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.  I really appreciate the kind words in each of these reviews and the astute observations that Shirley and Kim provide about using almond flour and my recipes.