Mexican Mocha


An easy recipe for Mexican mocha that includes coffee, chocolate, and spices blended together for a delicious drink.

Mexico, and more specifically the Mayans, were the first to roast and grind cocoa beans into a drinkable beverage. Mexico is actually located in what is known as the “bean belt” where both coffee beans and cacao grow close to the equator.

What makes Mexican mocha a little different than a traditional mocha are the spices. A little bit of cinnamon, vanilla, and a pinch of cayenne pepper layer in some flavor and heat that make this coffee drink delicious!

Gather your ingredients: dark cocoa powder, powdered sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, vanilla, espresso (or strong brewed coffee), and whole milk.

Add the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne to a large bowl and stir together with a whisk. This is the base for your Mexican mocha.

Slowly pour the hot espresso (or brewed coffee) over the chocolate mixture and stir with a whisk until well blended.

Once the chocolate, sugar, and spices are dissolved into the coffee, add the vanilla and stir until well blended.

Once you’ve blended the cocoa and spice mixture with coffee and vanilla, your Mexican mocha is ready to serve! Pour into individual glasses over ice and add milk.


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