Recipe: Chef Marcela Valladolid’s Go-To Mexican Mocha Recipe

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"Recipe: Chef Marcela Valladolid’s Go-To Mexican Mocha Recipe"

Rich notes of coffee beans meet creamy hot chocolate in this delicious Mexican Mocha recipe by renowned cookbook author and chef, Marcela Valladolid, the host of the Food Network’s The Kitchen and Mexican Made Easy.

This is one of Chef Marcela’s favorite, go-to drink recipes. The cinnamon gives it a nice kick you can enjoy first thing in the morning or any time with family and friends, and the LACTAID®milk – real milk, just without the lactose – gives it an added twist.

Mexican Mocha Recipe

by Chef Marcela Valladolid

Serves 4



2 cups LACTAID® Whole Milk

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 cinnamon stick

2 cups of coffee



In a large saucepan, bring cocoa powder, sugars, milk, cinnamon stick and coffee to a boil. Discard cinnamon stick. Whisk ingredients until they become frothy. Remove from heat and serve hot.