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Mexican Hot Chocolate Beverage - Champurrado

Mexican Hot Chocolate Beverage - ChampurradoMake this wonderful, aromatic hot chocolate beverage that is spiced with cinnamon, and you'll understand why Mexico is famous for their chocolate recipes.

Recipe Ingredients:

12 cups water - divided use
3 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 cups masa harina (Mexican corn masa mix)
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar or 2 large piloncillo cones, (mexican brown sugar)
1 ounce NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bars
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine 8 cups water and cinnamon in large saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Place remaining water and flour in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture through fine mesh sieve into cinnamon-water mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly with wire whisk, for 6 to 7 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
  3. Stir in sugar, chocolate and vanilla extract. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes or until chocolate is melted and flavors are blended.

Makes 10 (8-ounce) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Calories: 210 Calories from Fat: 15 Total Fat: 1.5 g Saturated Fat: .5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 20 mg Carbohydrates: 49 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 34 g Protein: 2 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.