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Nutrition Facts

Calories 120
  Calories from Fat 37 (31%)
(7%)Total Fat 4g
(13%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(6%)Cholesterol 18mg
(5%)Sodium 112mg
(1%)Potassium 33mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 15g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(9%)Protein 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate


  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 Tbs flour

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 1/2 cups cold water

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 3/4 tsp ground cloves

  • 6 cups whole milk

  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract

Beat away stormy weather with a cozy mug of cocoa.


  • In saucepan, mix together sugar, flour, cocoa, water, salt, cinnamon, and cloves.
  • Over low heat, cook until ingredients combine. Once combined, turn heat up to medium-high and simmer for 4 minutes.
  • Stir milk in slowly and heat until simmering but not boiling.
  • Stir until smooth and add vanilla.
  • Whisk with fork and pour into mugs.

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