mexican hot chocolate fresh & easy

Tracking PixelMexican Hot Chocolate is one of my favorite drinks ever, so writing a sponsored post for Fresh & Easy that features my recipe is perfect. I hope you enjoy this delicious drink as much as I do!

Mexican  Hot Chocolate

As you know, Arizona doesn’t really get too cold. The “cold” months are December and January, but even then it’s hoodie weather at best. Making hot chocolate in October seems pretty silly considering it’s still in the 90s, but I miss Fall and knew this would help me pretend that it was cold and dreary outside like Midwest falls always were.

mexican hot chocolate fresh & easy


Mexican Hot Chocolate With Frozen Whipped Cream


Organic Hot Cocoa Mix
1 cup hot milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 cup whipping cream
cookie cutters

Mexican  Hot Chocolate

Whip the whipping cream on high for at least 5 minutes. You’ll notice it thicken up, and that’s when you can pour it onto the cookie sheet. I used wax paper underneath. This quick kitchen hack is great because you can make the frozen whipping cream shapes ahead of time, and use them when company comes over.

Mexican  Hot Chocolate

The plan was to show you how easy it is to freeze whipped cream into shapes, but I’ve found that the shapes melt so fast, it doesn’t really even matter what shape they start out at… they’ll end up being lumps!

Mexican  Hot Chocolate

I would never admit to using a pre-made cocoa mix (except to you guys, of course!), but Fresh & Easy’s Organic Hot Cocoa Mix does the job in way less time than I could!

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Pour the container of cocoa out, and into a container of your own. Display it on the counter so everyone thinks it’s some amazing mix you whipped up. When company comes over, take the whipped cream shapes out of the freezer, drizzle the hot cocoa with chocolate syrup, and you’ve impressed your guess with little effort.

To make Mexican Hot Chocolate, mix the cayenne, chocolate, and vanilla into the hot milk. Stir well – you don’t want clumps of spices in your drink!

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Life is busy, why not use quick kitchen hacks like these to make everything a little bit easier? Fresh & Easy is a new kind of market that makes your life simpler by delivering “fast food” without compromising on price – or quality. To us, that’s super important! They also have Grab-N-Go organic breakfasts, for those mornings when there’s no time to cook. Looking for ways to make life a little easier? Check out Fresh & Easy’s “Hacks of Life” Pinterest board! Filled with tons of amazing cooking hacks, it’s definitely my “go to” when I’m in a rush.

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What’s your best hack? Leave it in the comments! I’d love to hear how you save time in the kitchen.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh & Easy.


  1. That looks so decadent and delicious!! Yum! Thanks for linking up the the Show & Share link party so I could find this! If you get a chance, I’d love it if you visited my blog sometime!
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  2. Love Chocolate! My family and I are chocolate addicts! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Brilliant! I’d never thought to make whipped cream, freeze and cut shapes out of it!
    (Found you off the SITS fb group!)
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  4. The photo looks amazing and makes me want it NOW. Thanks, looks good.
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  5. I love Mexican Hot Chocolate, this looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
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    Miz Helen
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  6. Annnnd you’ve made me want that hot chocolate!!! Gorgeous photos!!! xo

  7. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Motivation Monday! I love the idea of freezing whipped cream into shapes – so fun!
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  8. The whipped cream shapes sounded cute, but you are right if the chocolate is as hot as it should be you won’t notice the shapes after a few seconds.

    Still delicious though.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.
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  9. I LOVE this post and would never have thought to freeze whipped cream like that – terrific idea! Thanks for linking up at WW Blog Hop and hope you’ll come back next week. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  10. This looks so NAUGHTY!!! But naughty is good once in awhile-right? I’m definitely pinning this for a cold winter’s night here in Minnesota! Thank you for sharing on The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

  11. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
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    Miz Helen
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    • SlapDashMom at Reply

      Thank you!!

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