In Oaxaca, Mexico, and other Central and South American regions, chocolate has historically been enjoyed as a beverage. Cacao is ground into a paste, mixed with water and spices, and served hot.
Enjoy our Mexican-style hot chocolate in a nice big taza... the Spanish word for "cup"!
Taza Hot Chocolate Recipe
1 cup milk, soy milk, almond milk, or water
1 package/disc Taza Chocolate Mexicano (any flavor)
Salt to taste
1. Roughly chop or grate on disc of Taza Chocolate Mexicano and set aside.
2. Heat one cup of milk or water in a small saucepan over medium heat to just below a simmer.
3. Remove the milk from heat and add a pinch of salt.
4. Slowly mix in the chocolate, stirring frequently until dissolved.
5. When the chocolate is dissolved, return the mixture to the stove and re-warm over low heat.
6. While the chocolate is warming, use a whisk or molinillo to froth the chocolate.
7. When the chocolate is hot and frothy, remove from heat and serve immediately.