Mexican Hot Cocoa

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Recipe Overview

The Game Plan

How Long it Will Take with Kid Chefs

  • 15 minutes total

Recipe Yield

  • Makes 24 oz. hot cocoa (about 2 mugs’ worth)

  • Serves 2-4

Suggested Serving Size

  • Little Kids (ages 2-5): ½ mug (6 oz.)

  • Big Kids and Adults (age 6+): 1 mug (12 oz.)

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Grocery List

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Ingredient Notes

  • Milk

  • Cocoa Powder

    • You can use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder if you’d like.

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Tools Needed

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Grown-Up Tips

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Grown-up Pro Tips

  • This hot cocoa recipe could be a great way to introduce beginner kid chefs to working on the stovetop (with a grown-up of course!). Watch our video “How to use the stovetop safely with your child” to learn how to know when your kid chef is ready to use the stove and how to introduce it safely. (And we still recommend that the grown-up pour the heated cocoa into mugs!)

  • Want to make cocoa for more than 2 people? This recipe makes a fun math exercise! Help your kid chef figure out how to add 1, 2, or more servings to the quantities listed in the recipe.

This recipe is dietician approved!

Treats can be a part of a healthy diet, and hot cocoa makes a cozy comfort food during the cool winter months. Due to its added sugar, it is best to treat this recipe like a dessert and to enjoy a warm cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate in place of another sweet option (instead of in addition to).
— Ashley Smith, RD
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Dietary Needs and Substitutions

Recipe as Written

*Dairy-Free and Vegan if use non-dairy milk

**Tree Nut-Free if do not use almond milk

***Soy-Free if do not use soy milk

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