Homemade Mexican Hot Chocolate in a Jar

As one of my friend’s Christmas present I made her some homemade mexican hot chocolate in a  jar. She was craving for it one day, but was too lazy to go to the store to pick some up so I thought, what would be better than to have some homemade mexican hot chocolate on hand the next time she has that craving? So I scoured the net to find a recipe that I liked and came across this one from the Sunset Magazine. I decided to throw in a dash or two of cayenne pepper as well. It makes 1 quart mix or 12 servings of hot cocoa.

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped Mexican chocolate (such as Ibarra)
Cinnamon sticks
a dash or two of cayenne pepper

Layer cocoa powder, powdered milk, brown sugar, salt, ground cinnamon, and Mexican chocolate. Tie a few cinnamon sticks to the jar.

 

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