Recipe: Mexican Hot Chocolate

by JJ Virgin on September 29, 2016

This recipe for spiced hot chocolate has all the flavor and fun with just one gram of sugar. It’s dairy-free and absolutely delicious!

This is the perfect recipe when you’re craving hot chocolate and don’t want to abandon your healthy eating choices. (Check out this blog to find out more about cacao’s incredible health benefits: Top 5 Reasons to Eat Chocolate Every Day: Why Dark Chocolate Is Good for You.)

Traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate has warm cinnamon and a spicy kick from chile. This version has plenty of heat, but it also has 12 grams of protein per mug.

Not only do you get incredible flavor, you get healthy energy and muscle-building power. Now that’s hot!

Mexican Hot Chocolate


September 29, 2016

This protein-packed recipe for spiced hot chocolate has all the flavor and fun without the sugar. It's dairy-free and absolutely delicious!

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 2 servings


1 scoop JJ Virgin Vanilla or Chai

1 scoop JJ Virgin Chocolate Plant-Based All-In-One Protein Shake powder*

14 oz. unsweetened coconut milk

2 tbsp cacao nibs

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp cayenne powder (or to taste)


1Blend the protein powders, coconut milk, cacao nibs, and cayenne in a blender until the ingredients are well-mixed and the cacao nibs are finely chopped. (Chocoholics can also add a tablespoon of raw cacao powder for more intense chocolate flavor.)

2Transfer to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until steamy, stirring occasionally.

3Divide into 2 mugs and top with a sprinkle of cacao nibs.

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