Cinco de Mayo Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe and Printable Pouch
Just because Cinco de Mayo is most popularly considered an a adult drinking holiday for Americans doesn’t mean it can’t be a fun day to have a fiesta for kids too! How about we serve Mexican Hot Chocolate in the park? Festive, no? Mexican Hot Chocolate is really easy to make. All you need to do is add cinnamon, whipped cream and maybe some super cute packaging to make it a party!
You can always buy hot chocolate mix from the store but it’s super easy to make and probably healthier for you. I used this recipe from ToryAvey.com and adapted into Mexican Hot Chocolate by adding 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon to each serving.
To make your chocolate mix combine these ingredients:
- 1 and 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1 and 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp salt
This will make 24 servings which works out to two tablespoons per serving. Just add milk, top it with whipped cream, add a cinnamon stick to stir with and a shake of cinnamon on top and you’ve got some delicious bebidas calientes!
Or make it with cold milk which is also just as delicious!
If you’re like me and you’d like to give your Mexican chocolate mix away in cute little packages then you can download our printable here. Print it out, cut around the outside and the white diamond in the middle. Then put two tablespoons of mix and your cinnamon in a small plastic bag (lollipop bags work great). Slip the paper poncho over the top of the bag, cinch it tight, tie it with a piece of raffia and a cinnamon stick and you’ve got a take home gift perfect for any fiesta!
(And if you’re looking for a printable paper poncho to slip over other drinks (like say some grown-up cervesas) that don’t say hot chocolate or Happy Cinco de Mayo on them, you can download that here too.)
Published May 3, 2015. Last updated May 3, 2015.