Keyword: how to make hot cocoa, how to make mexican hot chocolate
4cupsof whole milkyou can use low-fat milk as well. I just happen to prefer the whole version for this recipe
1large cinnamon stick
1 1/2tablets of Mexican chocolateyou can find it in the Hispanic foods aisle in your supermarket or at a Mexican supermarket
You will also need:
1molinillothis is a traditional wooden tool to make the chocolate frothy and good. If you don't have one, you can use a whisk.
Pour milk into a large pot, add the cinnamon stick and the tablets of Mexican chocolate. Warm the milk over high heat, moving constantly with the molinillo until the tablets are completely dissolved. Don't take your eyes off the milk because it will boil quickly. When the milk and chocolate start boiling, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes. Let it cool down for 5 minutes.
Mix until the chocolate gets frothy, serve with your favorite pan dulce. Try conchas, orejas, roscas chinas, or churros, just to name a few.