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

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 recent 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!

Mexican Hot Chocolate (With Benefits For Your Developing Baby!)
Yield: 1 cup Prep 5 mins Cook 5 mins Start to Finish 10 mins


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

Make It

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.