Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

This Mexican hot chocolate mix is a delicious way to warm yourself up from the inside out.  Enjoying a mug of hot cocoa is one of the things I love most about the colder weather.  Sure, I could drink hot chocolate in the summer but who does that?  I have discovered over the last few years that I love Mexican hot chocolate.  If you aren’t familiar with this hot cocoa recipe, it is basically a traditional hot cocoa mix that also has cinnamon, chili powder, nutmeg and/or cayenne pepper in it.  The addition of these warming spices to the already delicious hot chocolate mix give it an amazingly complex flavor.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

There are a few different recipes for Mexican hot chocolate out there and you can adjust the spices to your own personal tastes.  I put together this Mexican hot chocolate mix as a mason jar gift but you could certainly just add the ingredients to a pan of warm milk to serve to your own family. For a variation on this hot chocolate mix in a jar, you can actually buy Mexican chocolate (affiliate link) and use that instead of the chocolate chips.  Since I didn’t have any on hand, I just used plain chocolate chips.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix in a Mason Jar

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

Yield: 2 to 3 servings

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix in a Mason Jar

This Mexican hot chocolate mix in a jar will warm you up from the inside out. Great as a homemade gift idea or just a treat on a cold winter day!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch chili powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch salt


  1. combine the cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder, cayenne and salt in a small bowl.
  2. In a medium sized mason jar, layer the cocoa powder, brown sugar, spices, chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  3. Close jar and add ribbon or a name tag if using as a gift
  4. Include directions for making Mexican hot chocolate: Heat 3 cups milk over medium heat until small bubbles form on the edge. Add contents of jar and heat until dissolved. Top with additional marshmallows if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 683Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 131gSugar: 114gProtein: 8g


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  1. That looks so yummy! I dont think I've ever had/recieved one with brown sugar.
  2. I love doing mason jar gifts. This sounds so delicious - I need to make some to give and a little for myself as well :)
  3. I actually had something similar to this at a Chocolate Museum and it was a yummy combination. I like a little heat and chocolate.
  4. I love this! Not only does it sound really yummy but if will make a really sweet little Christmas present. Thanks for sharing!
  5. So you melt the marshmallows that are included with the jar in with the cocoa, etc.?? Made these for gifts for my aunts for Christmas, thank you for the cool idea! Merry Christmas
  6. What size mason jar do you use? Would love to make this for Christmas gifts!

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