The Best Hot Cocoa. Ever.

November 28, 2010

Prior to my introduction of this product, I made my cocoa the old fashioned way:  Swiss Miss.  Little did I know what I was missing, until I met my husband who pretty much laughed at my prepackaged, individualized, chocolate powder with mini dehydrated marshmallows.  Now I know better, so I wanted to share my love my this chocolate treat with y'all.

Usually Abuelita can be found in the hot tea/coffee section or the Mexican food section of your local grocery store.  Each container of Abuelita contains about six of these paper-wrapped chocolate rounds:  I usually split mine in half because 1) it's easier to make half a batch of cocoa and 2) I don't feel quite as bad for consuming it all by myself. 

They're kind of hard, so cut them in half with a knife.  Bring 2 cups of milk to a boil and add half the chocolate to your pot.

Stir your cocoa until all of the chocolate is dissolved and your mixture is nice and warm.  Now get out your blender (this is KEY).  Pour the cocoa into the blender, until it's about half full.  

Grab a towel (that you don't mind getting dirty).  Hold the lid on with your towel and blend. (Liquid shouldn't come spewing out of the top, but during the blending, hot liquid will hit the lid of your blender and it's HOT- I may or may not speak from experience).

Here's the result:  Foamy, chocolate-y goodness.

Pour into your favorite mug. Add cinnamon and marshmallows.




Kate said...

oh my goodness! I had no idea that such hot chocolate existed! I need this!

Try Anything Once Terri said...

I've never heard of Abuelita before, but now I am going to look for this! Thanks!

M and C said...

I love that stuff. We get it all the time.

Kate said...

ok, I've been on the hunt for this stuff since you posted about it (you had me at "better than swiss miss") and I CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE!! I know its a long shot, but where are you finding it? Your local grocer, or maybe whole foods?

e.louise said...

Kate: I can find it at Target or local grocer here in Austin, although we have a large selection of Mexican/Hispanic products all over town here. You might try a Whole Foods, since they're based out off Austin they might have it :D