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Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 12, one-cup servings
  • Course: Dessert

Make hot chocolate for the whole group in a slow cooker.

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Ingredients

  • 10 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups half and half 
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 
  • marshmallows, cocoa powder and cinnamon sticks, if desired for garnish

Directions

Step 1

LINE a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with a Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner.

Step 2

POUR the milk and half and half inside, then add the cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Gently whisk until dissolved, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 3

ADD vanilla extract and nutmeg; whisk to incorporate.

Step 4

COVER and let heat on high for one hour or until desired temperature is reached.

Step 5

GENTLY whisk chocolate chips, cinnamon, chili pepper, cayenne into the prepared base mix until fully combined, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 6

SERVE hot and garnish with marshmallows, cocoa powder and cinnamon sticks.

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