Chocolate Abuelita Recipe: Cozy Up with Comfort in a Mug

Whip up a cozy cup of Chocolate Abuelita, a Mexican hot chocolate bubbling with cinnamon and spicy adorableness!

Ever wanted to sip on a cup of cozy, chocolatey nostalgia that takes you straight to grandma’s kitchen, but without the need for an actual time machine? You’re in the right place! Get ready, as this recipe will guide you step-by-step through creating the perfect Chocolate Abuelita, capturing all its rich, velvety goodness. Oh yes, and there will be marshmallows. Let’s fire up those taste buds!


Chocolate Abuelita Recipe

chocolate abuelita recipe

Chocolate Abuelita is a classic Mexican hot chocolate that brings warmth to your soul with every sip. Rich, frothy, and slightly spiced, it’s perfect for cozy nights or when you just want to feel special. This timeless recipe combines chocolate and cinnamon, transforming simple ingredients into a delicious treat.

  • Cooking method: Stovetop
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Cuisine type: Mexican


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablet Abuelita chocolate
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it begins to steam. Do not let it boil. Trust me, milk is a drama queen when it comes to scalding.
  2. Break the Abuelita chocolate tablet into smaller pieces. It’s like breaking up with that ex—you gotta let it go.
  3. Add the chocolate pieces, cinnamon stick, vanilla extract, and salt to the steaming milk.
  4. Stir continuously until the chocolate has completely melted and the mixture is smooth and frothy. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Arm workout, anyone?
  5. Remove the cinnamon stick before serving. You wouldn’t want a surprise bite of spicy wood, right?
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!


  • Alternative ingredients: Substitute whole milk with almond milk or oat milk for a dairy-free version.
  • Garnishing options: Top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or even a marshmallow if you’re feeling fancy. Go wild!
  • Cooking tips: If you have a frother, use it to make the hot chocolate extra frothy. Think of it as your magic wand in the kitchen.