Oaxacan Hot Chocolate

A rich and spicy sipping chocolate recipe with cinnamon that is perfect for wintry weather.

5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Crystal Whole Milk
  • 75 grams Oaxacan chocolate tablets or high-quality dark chocolate (75% cacao or more), coarsely chopped
  • ΒΌ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting
  • 1-3 tablespoons granulated sugar, to taste
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, for serving

Products used

  • Milk


  • Step 1

    Pour the milk and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil.

  • Step 2

    When the milk and water mixture is boiling, take it off the stove and add the chocolate, mixing vigorously with a wooden molinillo or egg whisk until white froth forms.
  • Step 3

    Add cinnamon and stir. Add sugar to taste.
  • Step 4

    Garnish with a cinnamon stick and more powdered cinnamon, if desired.

    Recipe and photos by Kelly Huibregtse of A Side of Sweet.