Sunday, February 12, 2012

Not Your Abuelita's Hot Chocolate

I love the fact that every Saturday night I have a date…with my DVR. I know. And to think that I once made fun of my sister for doing the same thing, yet look at me now! Frankly, I do not mind it. My work week, as everyone’s, goes by so fast that I don’t have any time to watch TV during the week. Saturday nights are defiantly a time for me to catch up on my shows and on all the chisme with my girlfriends. Couple of weeks ago, I was preparing for my Saturday night party and wanted some sort of cocktail. I looked around in my kitchen and found wine, which surprisingly I wasn’t in the mood for, and tequila. Lord knows I don’t really do tequila. And if I do…I end up on the couch/deathbed the following morning and can expect to make a trip to the Waffle House which is not good. That night I ended up making hot chocolate using the Nestlé’s- Abuelita Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix. If you have never used this mix before, I totally recommend you give it a shot. The cinnamon, sugar, and cocoa tablets melt in the milk and create this really fragrant and flavorful drink. I’m sorry, but little Ms. Swiss Miss can’t even come close to Abuelita’s hot chocolate. After that, I thought about what could be added to this drink to make it even better, and came up with Kahlua and toffee. The smell of coffee liquor and the taste of the chocolate toffee give this drink even more flavor. Now, there isn’t anything wrong about the original recipe to making this hot chocolate. I simply just wanted something warm, with a kick, and that would satisfy my sweet tooth. I don’t know about you, but there is nothing better than curling up on the couch with snacks, and in this case, a great drink. So now you have your drink and the remote. The only thing left to decide is what Housewives episode to watch.

Serves 2

2 cups of Milk
½ tablet of Nestlé’s Abuelita hot chocolate mix
1.5 ounces of Kahlua (one shot), make it two if your having a bad day ;)
Splash of Vanilla extract
One toffee candy bar, crushed into pieces


  1. Heat two cups of milk in a small pot at medium heat.
  2. Add in the ½ tablet of Abuelita chocolate and vanilla to mixture and continue to stir.
  3. Once the chocolate has melted add in the crushed toffee and stir until most of the toffee has melted.
  4. Last, add in the one shot of Kahlua into the hot chocolate mix and serve.

Source: Adapted from Nestlé’s Abuelita Hot Chocolate Drink Mix


  1. Yumm!! This is definitely one I will have to try!

  2. Awesome Liz! I love the toffee addition, have never tried. Please note that a splash of Pinnacle Whipped vodka never hurts either! ; ) Add that and any frown is guaranteed to be turned upside down. = )

  3. Thanks guys!And I am on it! I will look for this Pinnacle beverage soon to see what the buzz is all about. :)