Easy Mexican Hot Chocolate

November 22, 2013

I was sent a set of 4 Ozeri Moderna Artisan Series Double Wall glasses for review and that was the perfect excuse to get in the kitchen and make something more elaborate than a cup of tea (as well as to wear the cute traditional Portuguese embroidery pinny Vix sent me).

What you will need:

  • 3 tablespoons instant hot chocolate mix
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • marshmallows (optional)

How you make it:

In a large mug, mix the chocolate mix, chocolate syrup, cinnamon and chili powder. Pour in the milk then add the boiling water. Mix it well as it will tend to get a little lumpy. Sprinkle the marshmallows on top and voila!

I need to get myself some decent hot chocolate mix though. I got regular Cadburys mix and it’s too sweet for my taste. I need something more dark chocolatey.

As for the glasses: I was very pleased when they arrived, very well packaged and protected. I was surprised at their weight – I thought they would be much heavier, but no, they’re quite light when you pick them up. The advantage of having double wall glasses is that you can hold them when you’re drinking something hot, without getting your fingers burnt. In the same way, if you’re drinking something chilled, you firngers won’t get frozen nor will you get condensation. How clever is that?

The glasses look good and I like their design, with ergonomic indentations for a better grip. I think they are quite versatile, as you can use them for hot or cold drinks and as they are quite wide, you can also use them for ice cream in the Summer!

I dressed up for the occasion and wore: H&M dress from Ebay (got it for 99p and I’ve been wanting it for years woo!), Ben Sherman shirt I thrifted in Stamford, cocktail ring from Matalan, Office boots from their outlet on Ebay and the fantastic pinny sent by Vix. I Even did my hair accordingly 🙂

Ta da! Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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  • Reply jane at the flight platform November 22, 2013 at 08:43

    lordy lord sara but you look divine! x

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 09:57

      Thank you Jane!!!

  • Reply Vix November 22, 2013 at 09:01

    How cute do you look in that pinny? Very! Love your hair like that, too.
    I make my veggie chilli with a spoonful of cocoa powder, I bet chilli in hot chocolate is delicious. xxx

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 09:59

      Thank you Vix, for sending it to me. You know exactly what I like!

  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House November 22, 2013 at 09:31

    Ahem…yes please, looks super lush!! Yummy!! And you, look fantastic :)) Happy Friday doll xx

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:06

      Thank you! I’m very glad you like it!

  • Reply ollieotson November 22, 2013 at 15:47

    that looks so good and i cant believe you got that dress for 0.99!!!


    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:12

      The Ebay Force is with me 😀

  • Reply Bella Q November 22, 2013 at 17:42

    I love Mexican hot chocolate, and now I need one stat! You look wonderfully warm yourself in your spicy pinny and awesome pink boots. Wish I could sip and chat with you. Happy Friday! xo.

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:12

      One day we’ll have to, I am sure!

  • Reply Dora November 22, 2013 at 18:19

    I love hot chocolate ,but cant have chocolate. loving that colorful pinny. Vixcita gifts never fail.


    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:13

      Vix knows what I like!

  • Reply Hollie November 23, 2013 at 02:24

    I made Mayan hot chocolate for my Doomsday party last December. (according to the Mayan calendar the world was supposed to end then so we had a party). It’s the same as Mexican hot chocolate but we added nutmeg… the only problem is… nutmeg does’t dissolve so it just floated in the mix like mouse poop.

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:35

      That sounds like a great End of the World party! I know what you mean about the mouse poop- I got some bits of the chocolate syurup floating around like that hahahha

  • Reply Joyatri November 23, 2013 at 12:03

    That pinny looks so cute on you. I make hot chocolate with unsweetened cocoa and sugar. Try using 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and two teaspoons sugar. Mix together in a small saucepan, then add a small amount of milk (I used almond milk) to make sure there are no lumps before adding the rest of the milk and heating up. If the sweetness isn’t to your liking you can vary the amount of sugar.

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:41

      That sounds like a good idea. I might need to do just that!

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS November 23, 2013 at 20:21

    How delicious. Must try, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    Cute as a button.
    I WANT your boots.
    Eres un sol, mi preciosa Sara.
    Buen fin de semana.

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:41

      Thank you my lovely! I love these boots, I’d like to have them in all colours!

  • Reply Connie* November 23, 2013 at 20:50

    Look at you in your apron! Cuterino! Didn’t you just love the film “Chocolat”? Did you ever see “Love You, Man”?

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:43

      I loe the film Chocolat, particularly Johnny Depp, playing the mysterious (and hot) gypsy. I’ve never whatched ‘Love you Man’ but I’ll have a look and see if they have it on Netflix 🙂

  • Reply ernø November 24, 2013 at 10:17

    Nice red pinny.

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:44

      Isn’t it great to receive fantastic presents?

  • Reply Señora allnut November 24, 2013 at 17:55

    wouuau, love dark chocolate with chile, it’s fabulous!, and you’re looking über gorgeous and cute!!, love your dress and your little embroidered pinny, and your pretty smile!

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:47

      Thank you my lovely!

  • Reply Andrea Deal November 30, 2013 at 13:49

    That looks so yummy! I’m going to make it while I do some Christmas crafting this weekend with the kidlets! ♥

    • Reply Mrs D December 2, 2013 at 11:05

      Did you try it? It’s delish!

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