It’s hot chocolate weather, and Charlie is so happy. Well, let me clarify-any day is a chocolate day for Charlie –hot, cold, whatever-it doesn’t matter to him, but what does matter is taste. If he is going to spend time getting out the pan, heating up the milk, getting out the whipped cream and making his favorite hot treat, then it better be good.
I went on a work trip to Mexico City several years back and brought home some Mexican hot chocolate for my sweetie’s sweet tooth and he loved it. Of course, Mexico is a long ways away from Music City and a trip south of the border is not on my weekly grocery list! Well thanks to Nestle-it now is and I don’t need my passport. I found the Abuelita brand by Nestle in the Hispanic food section of our grocery store and hubby is once again in hot chocolate heaven. It’s authentic Mexican hot chocolate made in Mexico.
First off, Mexican hot chocolate has plenty of chocolate flavor, but there’s something else in there that gives it this added flavor that is a bit sweet and slightly spicy-not hot spicy though. It tastes like cinnamon maybe or some other spices. I’m not quite sure what it is-I just know it’s good! And it’s really easy to make. It’s comes in a solid disc of chocolate tablets with the sugar and flavors right inside, and you just break off the amount you need according to the directions. Grab the milk and whipped cream, kick back, and let the chocolatey warmth do its job on a cold day. So when you’re shopping this week, head down the international aisle and give Mexican hot chocolate a try. Let me know what you think!