Aztec Hot Chocolate

A slow cooker makes easy work of serving this special hot chocolate, zipped up with a spicy hint of chipotle pepper.

Aztec Hot Chocolate
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins


  • 4 cup milk

  • 2 cup half-and-half

  • 1 ½ cup semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper

  • Sweetened whipped cream (optional)

  • Ground cinnamon (optional)

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine milk, half-and-half, chocolate pieces, coffee powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ground chipotle chile pepper.

  2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours, whisking vigorously once halfway through cooking time. Whisk well before serving. If desired, garnish each serving with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  1. In a chilled mixing bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
13g Fat
19g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 151.5mg 12%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 261mg 6%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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