Mexican Mocha

Rich chocolatey mocha with a kick of cinnamon and spicy heat. This latin-inspired mocha recipe will keep you warm, down to your toes, all through the chilly months.

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Ever had a Mexican Mocha?

It’s a cafe mocha drink with the addition of rustic spices and spicy heat!

When I step into a coffee shop, it’s the first thing I look for on the menu. This rich blend of coffee and California-made cream with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper makes this warming beverage even more stimulating.

The spices add an extra layer of warming-power that makes my throat tingle and my heart happy.

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My recipe today is written for one beverage. Yet, this is a great mix to make in larger batches for edible gifts this season.

Just imagine packaging up a jar of Mexican Mocha Mix with some aromatic roasted coffee beans, and a cute little instruction tag.

Who wouldn’t want that?!

Or what about tailgating?  Hanging in the parking lot with friends on a chilly autumn day would be much more toasty with a Mexican Mocha in your hands.

Personally, I like to make a large batch of Mexican Mocha Mix to keep in the pantry for rainy days.

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Yield: 1 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Mexican Mocha Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. strong coffee (or two shots espresso)
  • 2 Tb. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tb.unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1-3 Tb. California heavy cream (or half & half)

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
  2. Pour the coffee in a large mug, stir in the cocoa mix, until smooth. Then add cream to taste.
  3. I usually like to make a larger batch of the Mexican Mocha Mix so I can make them quickly when needed. See batch instructions below.

Mexican Mocha Mix (Large Batch)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. cinammon
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • Use 3 tablespoons per cup.

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    33 Responses to “Mexican Mocha”

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      Audrey — October 18, 2013 @ 6:10 am

      Is regular whipping cream the same as California cream??
      Audrey

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      • Sommer — October 18th, 2013 @ 6:59 am

        Hi, Audrey, yes. I just like to help spread the word about California dairy. It pretty good stuff!

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      Tieghan — October 18, 2013 @ 6:29 am

      I have never added cayenne to any drink, but am thinking it is time! This sounds so cozy and comforting. Kind of perfect for today since it is snowing. Oh and I love the idea of gifting this. Fun!

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      Kevin @ Closet Cooking — October 18, 2013 @ 7:38 am

      Nice! I always enjoy adding a hint of cinnamon and chili heat to chocolate!

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      Aimee — October 18, 2013 @ 7:38 am

      I love the idea of giving this as an edible gift, Sommer. Looks like we both had comforting drinks on the brain today. <3

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      Melanie @ carmelmoments.com — October 18, 2013 @ 7:40 am

      This sounds superb! Especially now that the mornings are chilly. Beautiful photos!

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      Heather Christo — October 18, 2013 @ 8:11 am

      This looks awesome!! I would love a big cozy mug in this chilly weather.

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      Barbara | Creative Culinary — October 18, 2013 @ 8:26 am

      I love the spiciness of this; I usually use a disc of Mexican chocolate but this makes it much easier. No surprise if I could see this with a bit of tequila right?

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      Paula - bell'alimento — October 18, 2013 @ 8:48 am

      That would be perfect this weekend!

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      Sharon garofalow — October 18, 2013 @ 8:54 am

      This sounds amazing! Spicy chocolate is my fave!

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      Candice — October 18, 2013 @ 10:51 am

      What a great post! This will come in handy as a gift for my bro. for Christmas.

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      Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — October 18, 2013 @ 10:51 am

      I love keeping drink mixes like this on hand. Not only for a quick warm drink but as a last minute gift to give!

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      Tracy | Peanutbutter and Onion — October 18, 2013 @ 11:18 am

      Looks so warm and comforting!

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      naomi — October 18, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

      I’m Californian, and Mexican Mocha’s are hugely popular. I love heat with chocolate! And great idea for gifting

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      Gaby — October 18, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

      I am HOOKED on mochas and this would seriously rock my world!

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      Marian (Sweetopia) — October 18, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

      Mmmm! I could go for a cup or three of these! ;-)

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      Laura (Tutti Dolci) — October 18, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

      I need a big mug of this mocha! The mix is such a great gift idea!

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      Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — October 19, 2013 @ 12:32 am

      Mmm.. i’m loving the spices in this mocha, Sommer. So comforting :)

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      Brian @ A Thought For Food — October 19, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

      Yes to all these spices… and I’m always into the kick, so I might even up the cayenne for my cup.

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      Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 20, 2013 @ 8:47 am

      Keeping this for my Christmas baskets, great idea Sommer!!

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      Diane {Created by Diane} — October 20, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      looks so DELICIOUS!

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      Rachel Cooks — October 20, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

      Oh man I think I’m going to have to have this tomorrow — it looks great!

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      Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 20, 2013 @ 11:37 pm

      I love the spices in this! Comforting with a kick!

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      Ash-foodfashionparty — October 21, 2013 @ 10:53 am

      Love my mochas, I can’t wait to try this version out. Pinning.

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      Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — October 21, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

      I want one of these when I wake up in the morning. Please?! Gorgeous photos, Sommer.

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      Jeanette — October 23, 2013 @ 6:21 am

      Sounds like a nice warm cup of mocha Sommer!

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      Shaina — October 23, 2013 @ 9:31 am

      SO great. We make a similar hot chocolate mix for Christmas gifts, but I love the idea of putting it in coffee.

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 25, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

      Sommer this looks and sounds so good! I could use a big mug of this right now! Pinned!

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      Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.al — October 25, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

      SOOOOO pretty!

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      Nutmeg Nanny — October 26, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

      Oh wow! Tasty :) I am so excited to try this!!

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      Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate — November 2, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

      We are under a snowfall warning here in Calgary right now, I may have to make one of these and spend the rest of the afternoon scouring the interweb for new blogs!

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      mjskit — November 5, 2013 @ 12:25 am

      On the hunt for delicious beverages like this to keep me warm this winter. This one will definitely do the job! YUM!

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      Aleksandra — January 15, 2014 @ 5:07 am

      Just done batch, well worthy to try, perfect winter drink

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