Mexican Maca Hot Chocolate

This Mexican hot chocolate made with cocoa powder, cinnamon, maca, and a hint of chili will warm you up from the inside out!

Mexican Maca Hot Chocolate Shopping List

  • agave
  • cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract
  • ancho or chipotle powder
  • pink Himalayan salt
  • cinnamon sticks
  • maca powder

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  • 4 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 cup raw agave, or to taste
  • 8 oz. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ancho chili powder or 
chipotle powder
  • 1/4 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, plus 
additional for garnish
  • 2 Tbs. maca powder
  • Whipped cream for garnish (optional)


  1. In large pot, bring almond milk and agave to a low simmer. Whisk in cocoa powder, continuing to whisk until well-blended and completely dissolved.
  2. Whisk in vanilla, chili or chipotle powder, and salt. Add cinnamon sticks, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, until flavors are blended and mixture is infused with cinnamon.
  3. Remove cinnamon sticks, and whisk in maca until blended. To serve, divide among four mugs and place a cinnamon stick in each. Top with nondairy or dairy whipped cream and a sprinkle of chili or chipotle powder, if desired.