Winter Treat from VIDA

Winter Treat from VIDA

By | 2018-06-12T05:22:20-04:00 December 7th, 2012|Mexico|

Our friends in the Sierra Norte region of Mexico working with our VIDA project would like to share this simple, warming version of cocoa – Mexican Hot Chocolate! You can use this authentic recipe at a fundraiser for VIDA – just increase the ingredients proportionally and to taste.


  • 3 – 4 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 3 TBSP  baking cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp  ground cinnamon
  • pinch of cayenne powder
  • 2 1/3  cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp   vanilla extract

In a small heavy-duty saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, cinnamon & cayenne
Over medium heat, gradually stir in milk and continue to stir constantly until hot – do not let the milk boil
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract
Beat with a wire whisk (or use a molinillo) until frothy
Pour into cups and serve immediately (makes 2 to 3 cups)