Mexican Desserts

Mexican Desserts.

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Mexican Iced Chocolate

Chocolate has a long history in Mexico, dating all the way back to the Aztecs! Today, children enjoy chocolate drinks similar to this one. Whip up a batch and see what you think. If you’re brave, add the cayenne pepper for an extra spicy kick!

Adult help needed. Serves 4.

  • 4 c. milk
  • 1 1/3 c. chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • dash of ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • ice cubes
  • whipped cream (optional)


  1. Combine the first five ingredients in a saucepan over low heat and stir constantly until the chocolate chips are melted.
  2. Remove from heat and cool the mixture completely.
  3. Fill four cups with ice cubes and then pour the chocolate into each cup.
  4. Place a cinnamon stick in each cup.
  5. Place a dollop of whipped cream on top of the chocolate mixture in each cup. Enjoy!
Did you know?

The ancient tribes of Mexico were the first people to make chocolate. The Aztecs ground cacao seeds with vanilla and chili pepper to make a bitter drink they called xocolatl [shuck-OH-lahtl].