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Mi abuelita is always cooking up some mean Mexican dishes, especially around the holidays. The mix of smells is just an aroma for the gods! When I was younger, I always thought I wanted to be just like her because she used food to bring people together. So, in a way I do want to be like her minus ALL THAT TIME en la cocina. I was invited this week to attend the #MiKroger Summit in Dallas which was a time to gather, eat Latin inspired dishes, and bring influencers together.
We were all tasked to bring a recipe (potluck style) to share provided by Kroger. See them all at www.celebratusholidays.com . It was only natural that my recipe was the Mexican Marshmallow Chocolate something easy, quick, and spicy. My recipe called for Abuelita chocolate which always reminds me of the holidays with my BIG Mexican Family. It wasn’t Christmas without my abuelita making Abuelita champurrado. It was like the holidays at grandmas all over again, way too much food and lots of people!
3 cups whole milk
1 Tbsp. crushed cinnamon sticks
6 oz. Nestlé® Chocolate Abuelita® Mexican Chocolate Tablets, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
¾ tsp. vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
¼ tsp. ground chile de árbol*
¼ tsp. almond extract
Cinnamon dusted marshmallow
12 medium-size marshmallows
1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
In a medium saucepan, add the whole milk and crushed cinnamon sticks and simmer at low-medium heat for 5 minutes. Whisk occasionally making sure the milk doesn’t boil.
Let it simmer for 5 more minutes until the cinnamon is fragrant.
Whisk in the chocolate, sugar, vanilla, salt, almond extract and chile de árbol. Cook for 3 minutes. Whisk frequently until the mixture is smooth and creamy and the chocolate is melted, for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Roll marshmallows in the powder mixture. Garnish each serving with cinnamon powdered marshmallows.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
This recipe isn’t your typical hot chocolate it has a little kick with ingredients like chili del arbol and cayenne pepper. If you are looking for a hot chocolate with twist, we have you covered. It’s great for everyone, not too spicy for the kids, great as the recipe calls, or tasty when mixed with alcohol.
Shop Kroger for your Abuelita and all your entertaining needs. Hope you share some Abueltia with your abuelita this season, I know I will! This drink is sure to SPICE UP YOUR HOLIDAY!