Chocolate Caliente: Mexican Hot Chocolate

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 4 servings


Try this Mexican version of Hot Chocolate. It is a sweet and delicious combination of milk and chocolate that is ideal for the whole family.


  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablets (90 grams each) NESTLÉ ABUELITA Chocolate, chopped


COMBINE evaporated milk, water and chocolate in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until hot (do not boil) and chocolate is melted (there may still be some small pieces). Remove from heat. Beat with wire whisk until a little frothy. Pour into mugs; serve immediately.


by A. Alysia , US on Nov. 2010

This is a great & simple recipe! We love it!

Warmer Upper!

by A. Anna , Granada Hills, CA on Oct. 2009

It's the best remedy for a family coming in from the cold!!

Chocolate Caliente: Mexican Hot Chocolate

by N. Noreen , Burlington, MA on Jan. 2009

I tried this recipe and it is delicious. I love it since it is so cold out there today. Definitly will make it again.


by c. claudia , Griffith, IN on Jan. 2009

I am Mexican and this is a very good hot chocolate. It brought me back memories of how my mother used to make this for us as children and always use to give us pan dulce or "sweet mexican bread" to go with it. Thanks for those beautiful moments.... :-)

Just Like Mexico

by L. , Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Jan. 2007

We just got back from Mexico City, where we had divine hot chocolate every morning for breakfast. I've been trying to find the right combination to reproduce the taste, and this is it! Evaporated milk makes the difference - gracias!


by L. LYNNE , YACOLT, WA on Sep. 2005


Yum, nice and creamy

by P. Pamela , ALBUQUERQUE, NM on Dec. 2004

I didn't realize how creamy this would be. I loved it! I'm always looking for ways to make my hot chocolate creamier. Now I'll always use evaporated milk.

Smooth and warming drink

by j. jacqueline , WEST RICHLAND, WA on Oct. 2004

I am going to make these for my Halloween Open House, for kids and Adults alike

easy method

by N. NORMA , eL pASO, TX on Oct. 2004

My grandmother make us this hot chocolate when we were kids but she uses a "molinillo" to melt the chocolate and make a lot of frothy, but I use the blender to make the same thing, just put the chocolate in pieces in the blender then add the water and milk (hot but not boiled) turn in on and enjoy it.

Mexican Hot chocolate.

by D. DONNA , on Apr. 2004

This recipe brings back memories of Junior High when I needed to make something for my spanish class. This was a very easy recipe to do. The Hot chocolate turned out perfect! My teacher raved about it.