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Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate – a delicious, decadent, and comforting hot drink with a hint of cinnamon and slightly spicy.
Course Drink
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chocolate, drink, low FODMAP, Mexican
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 250 ml – 1 cup lactose-free milk or your dairy-free alternative
  • 30 gms dark chocolate chopped
  • ¼ tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Small pinch dried chilli flakes optional
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp water to dissolve the cornflour
  • Lactose-free whipped cream optional


  1. Place the milk, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of chilli flakes (if using) in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until the mixture is warm but not boiling.
  2. Stir through the chopped chocolate until melted. Remove from the heat.
  3. Dissolve the cornflour/corn starch in the cold water and then whisk through the chocolate mixture. Place back over medium heat, keep whisking until the hot chocolate thickens slightly (this will take 1 to 2 minutes). Your hot chocolate will continue to thicken slightly as it cools.
  4. Transfer immediately into a mug and add a tablespoon of lactose-free whipped cream (optional).