Low-Sugar Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican chocolate is a true indulgence: rich and thick with a touch of cinnamon flavor. You can serve this low-sugar version to your family and they will love it any time of year. Try it this fall next to a blazing campfire.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. erythritol or granular Swerve, or 2 drops stevia glycerite
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp. unsweetened whipped cream
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  • In a small saucepan over very low heat, combine all ingredients except whipped cream. Heat while stirring constantly until cocoa powder is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Do not boil.
  • When ready to serve, pour chocolate into 2 cups and top with whipped cream and cinnamon.