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Mexican Hot Chocolate (With Benefits For Your Developing Baby!)

This drink is so good you'll forget all about margaritas.

Mexican Hot Chocolate (With Benefits For Your Developing Baby!)
Tina Rupp

It’s certainly not like you need an excuse to whip up this yummy Mexican Hot Chocolate, but we’ll give you one: Drinking milk during pregnancy may lead to taller children, a new study in the European Journal for Clinical Nutrition finds. So fill your mug and start picking out extra-long onesies for your future basketball star!

This Recipe:
Skill Level
Beginner
Serves
1 cup
Start to Finish
10 min
Prep
5
Cook
5
Ingredients:

•   1 cup nonfat milk
•   1 cinnamon stick
•   Pinch ground cayenne pepper
•   1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
•   2 teaspoons granulated sugar
•   ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
•   Pinch ground cinnamon

Directions:

1.   Heat the milk, cinnamon stick and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan over medium until simmering.

2.   Turn off burner; let stand 5 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick.

3.   Whisk in the cocoa powder and sugar and warm over low heat just until hot.

4.   Remove from stove; whisk in the vanilla.

5.   Sprinkle with a pinch of ground cinnamon.

Related: 10 Healthy Ways to Get Your Chocolate Fix

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