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26 Oct Mexican Spiced Hot Cocoa Mix

It’s finally autumn break! This autumn has been kind of stressful and I’m so happy to finally be able to bake, drink hot chocolate and cuddle with my dog all day long. My original plan was to post a recipe for gluten free sweet potato bread but I’m still working on the recipe. Hopefully I’ll be able to post two recipes this week so you won’t have to wait a whole week for the sweet potato bread recipe.

Just because I love the baking process and consider proofing hours my friends doesn’t mean everyone else feels this way. So I made you something really quick and easy today, a mexican spiced hot cocoa mix. This mix has so much more flavor than your usual store bought mix and I used raw cane sugar and coconut sugar because it tastes so good but you could substitute with granulated sugar if you want to.

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I didn’t want to make a fancy cup of chocolate with a mountain of whipped cream, drizzle of chocolate sauce and dusted with cinnamon. This is just a plain cup of hot chocolate and I like it that way. Though I love the fancy version as well! How do you like your hot chocolate?

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my dog

It seems that Hälge wants a cup of Mexican spiced hot chocolate!

Mexican Spiced Hot Cocoa Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. Whisk to combine all of the ingredients and store in airtight container. To serve, warm milk of your choice (I used rice milk) in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the cocoa mix for every one cup of milk.
  • Christine // My Natural Kitchen
    Posted at 01:13h, 27 October Reply

    How delicious! Such a good idea to have a hot cocoa mix on hand. I sometimes make a chocolate syrup with maple syrup, raw cacao and vanilla to mix with hot coconut milk, but this looks like a nice way to change it up. Enjoy your autumn break!

    • Thea
      Posted at 09:25h, 27 October Reply

      Thanks so much Christine! Chocolate syrup sounds amazing 🙂

  • Josefine {The Smoothie Lover}
    Posted at 12:28h, 27 October Reply

    Sounds wonderful with the autumn break. Unfortunately I’ve already used up mine 🙁
    This cocoa mix sounds wonderful. Spices and chocolate is such a wonderful combination.
    Enjoyed your holiday!

    • Thea
      Posted at 13:32h, 27 October Reply

      I will! And yes, spices and chocolate is heaven! 🙂

  • sophie / lucky star anise
    Posted at 20:21h, 27 October Reply

    This looks so good – definitely something to brighten a grey day, much needed here in Berlin 🙂

    • Thea
      Posted at 08:11h, 28 October Reply

      Thank you Sophie! I hope this will brighten up your day!

  • Alison @ Food by Mars
    Posted at 03:15h, 28 October Reply

    Beautiful post, beautiful blog!

    • Thea
      Posted at 08:10h, 28 October Reply

      Thanks Alison! 🙂

  • Diane
    Posted at 15:13h, 29 October Reply

    This looks so yummy. Photographed with such beautiful simplicity. It looks great!

    • Thea
      Posted at 15:15h, 29 October Reply

      Thank you so much Diane! 🙂

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