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Nestle Abuelita Mexican Chocolate 19 ounces

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Traditional Mexican hot chocolate combines ground, unsweetened cacao nibs (bits of dried cocoa pod seeds) with water, sugar, and spice — primarily cinnamon. This results in a very rich, somewhat grainy, drink. The drink they knew then is quite different than the milder milk chocolate mixed with hot milk that is so common today. The Aztec believed that chocolate was a gift from the gods. The modern word chocolate is actually derived from the Aztec word xocolatl. In a 6-quart (or larger) slow cooker, combine whole milk, Abuelita chocolate, and semisweet chocolate chips. Let it sit for 10 minutes or until milk is warm enough to melt the chocolate. Once the milk is warm, stir occasionally until all the chocolate has melted into the milk. Please note that the Abuelita chocolate has a grainy texture and it may look like it has not dissolved completely, but it completely okay to have that grainy texture.

Abuelita Hot Chocolate How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Abuelita Hot Chocolate

The key to getting the best flavor and texture is to get the proportions right. You’ll need to add the right amount of cocoa and sugar, and balance the cinnamon and vanilla to your taste.A fine quality cocoa powder will be a plus in taste. Play around with the ingredients until you find your own favorite mix. Sure, you can always add marshmallows, but why not change up your cup of comfort by making your hot chocolate with water, instead of milk. That’s how the pre-Hispanic Mexicans did it, as they did not have cows and so had no access to dairy products. Chocolate calientemade with water will definitely have a more pronounced cacao flavor. (Or try half milk, half water.)

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For an even sweeter beverage, try a bit of brown sugar, piloncillo,or honey. Vanilla is just as Mexican as cacao, so feel free to add a couple of drops of good-quality Mexican vanilla extract to your batch of chocolate. It’s important to note that Abuelita hot chocolate is made with special chocolate tablets that are melted in hot milk. The tablets are made with cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla, so when combined with the milk, you get all the flavor of the ingredients without having to measure and mix them yourself. That’s why Abuelita hot chocolate is so delicious – it’s made with all the right ingredients, in all the right proportions. CocoaAbuelita and Ibarraare ubiquitous commercial brands of chocolate de mesa,but they are far from the only ones. If you have access to other brands and/or artisanal chocolate products, take advantage of them. Try different kinds of chocolate for different occasions, or settle on just one favorite. There’s something rustic and cozy about this hot chocolate that makes you smile no matter what mood you were in. Simmer. Lastly, place the saucepan over low heat on your stovetop and simmer, constantly whisking until it starts to boil. You can use the molinillo or an immersion blender to form the foam.

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When adding cinnamon to Abuelita hot chocolate, use the highest-quality ground cinnamon you can find. This will ensure that the flavor is as rich and complex as possible. An organic, fair-trade cinnamon will provide the most intense and delicious flavor. For a sweeter chocolate flavor, add 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips. We love our Abuelita Hot Chocolate the way it is, but if your Mexican Style Hot Coco isn’t sweet enough add more milk chocolate or sugar to taste. Top with marshmallows and you’re done! Related: Bionicos Recipe: Mexican Fruit Cups Today I’m sharing with you our Mexican hot chocolate recipe! My mom would make enough of this Mexican hot chocolate to feed five hungry kids, but I will show you an easy way to make a big batch of rich, decadent authentic Mexican hot chocolate for a crowd! Right in the slow cooker! Authentic Mexican hot chocolate begins with true Mexican chocolate. Whereas we commonly start with unsweetened cocoa powder when making American-style hot chocolate, Mexican hot chocolate is made from a solid piece of sweetened and flavored chocolate that you could just as well nibble on (which I have hehe) and make a drink with. This hot chocolate recipe doesn’t get any easier when you use Mexican chocolate, like these Abuelita tablets, to simplify the process. Abuelita is made by Nestle, a family-known company, and Abuelita has gained a bunch of popularity here in the states since I was a kid. Sharing these Latin American products with my readers that help you create authentic Latino dishes easily is something I love to do. And Abuelita hot chocolate recipe is as easy as it gets. Related: Traditional Mexican Rice Abuelita Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Add the chopped dark chocolate and whisk and stir until the chocolate is fully melted and emulsified. When it comes to Abuelita hot chocolate, the unique ingredients make all the difference. Cocoa is the star of the show, offering a rich flavor and a smooth texture.

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