Dessert,  Recipe

Mexican Hot Chocolate Sauce

I love chocolate on just about anything. This sauce is not only dark and decadent, it also packs deep flavor and spicy, back of the tongue kick. It’s absolutely perfect for late night snacking.

When Carlota walked in, the first thing she noticed was the exquisite smell of bread and hot chocolate floating in the air among the tapestries. Her stomach rumbled with such force that she thought everyone must have heard it….. The pope spoke a few words to her, but she wasn’t listening: she was fixated on the steaming cup of thick chocolate in which His Holiness was dipping bread.
Laura Martinez-belli, The Empress.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Sauce

Sweet and spicy, this decadent chocolate is a crowd pleaser.
Prep Time8 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: dark chocolate, spicy
Servings: 12
Calories: 249kcal


  • 16 oz dark chocolate chips, or chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Melt chocolate using a double boiler. Add the rest of ingredients. Stir and enjoy!!


Sodium: 8mg | Calcium: 34mg | Vitamin A: 15IU | Sugar: 9g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 270mg | Cholesterol: 1mg | Calories: 249kcal | Saturated Fat: 11g | Fat: 18g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 18g | Iron: 5mg

Nerdy Tip

  • don’t have a double boiler? Try using two mixing bowls with hot water in the bottom bowl.
  • try dipping a fresh, warm Bolillo roll in my Mexican Hot Chocolate Sauce. Weird but delish!!

Have you tried making these rolls or the hot chocolate dip?? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni

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Hi friends!! I’m Jenni, The Nerdy Gourmet. I love books and I love food. Combining the two with a splash of travel has become my passion. I am a self taught cook/baker and I believe that everyone can cook from scratch! I’m here with recipes and Nerdy Tips to help along the way.  
I review books, mostly ‘read’ via audio, and I create recipes inspired by the story lines. Sometimes if I am deeply moved by a story, I will travel and try my best to experience the book- and bring you along via my blog! I provide all the photographs and content for the Nerdy Gourmet (unless otherwise noted). 

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