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Mexican hot chocolate cocktail in a mug garnished with cinnamon stick and toasted marshmallows

Mexican Spiked Hot Chocolate Cocktail or Mocktail


  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

A spiked hot chocolate cocktail is rich and creamy, with spicy heat! Easy to make in a crockpot, make this recipe with or without alcohol.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut cream or canned coconut milk (water on top discarded)
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces baking dark chocolate or semi sweet chocolate (dairy free if needed), chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp chili powder* (see notes)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup agave or maple syrup* (see notes)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup tequila gold 
  • 1/3 cup chocolate liquor (non alcoholic) or dark chocolate liqueur (with alcohol)
  • Toasted marshmallows- these are my favorite vegan marshmallows, or make my homemade marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except for the tequila, chocolate liqueur, and toppings into a slow cooker. Whisk to get the cocoa powder as mixed in as possible. 
  2. Cook on high setting for 1 hour, stirring often. After 1 hour, remove cinnamon sticks, stir, then cook on low setting for another 1 or 2 hours, or until chocolate melts completely.  
  3. Stir in the tequila gold (if desired) and chocolate liqueur, then turn slow cooker down to “warm”.
  4. Serve with toasted vegan marshmallows on top.

Notes

  • For additional spiciness, substitute all chili powder for a 50-50 blend of chili powder and cayenne pepper.
  • Chocolate chips can be replaced with a baking chocolate bar, but you will have to stir it often to prevent it from burning. Bars, diced into pieces work best.
  • Agave may be replaced with 1/2 to 2/3 cup sweetened vegan condensed milk for extra creaminess.
  • Category: drinks
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup with alchohol
  • Calories: 317
  • Sugar: 14.7 g
  • Sodium: 133.9 mg
  • Fat: 16.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.3 g
  • Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg

Keywords: spiked hot chocolate, hot chocolate cocktail, Mexican hot chocolate, dairy free, vegan, gluten free, cocktails, mocktails

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