Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cuban Hot Chocolate #KraftEssentials

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Its a blessing to live in paradise, but sometimes we feel like we miss out on the changing of the seasons living in Miami. It just doesn't feel like Christmas time when we are all wearing tank tops and shorts in December. Whenever the temperature drops in Miami, everyone breaks out the boots, sweaters and scarfs even though the cold lasts only a few hours. In those rare occasions when its cool outside around the holidays, Michael's mother always invites us over for some Cuban Hot Chocolate. Below is our version of this easy holiday recipe that is sure to be a hit at your Christmas or Thanksgiving party.

It is the best hot chocolate we've ever tasted and we are sure that the richness of the ingredients have something to do with that! You just can't go wrong with chocolate and condensed milk! This thick and creamy hot chocolate will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside and out. We call it the Cuban Hot Chocolate because Cubans love strong coffee. Therefore, we added a shot of freshly brewed coffee to each warm mug before topping it off with marshmallows, Cool Whip and cinnamon. This recipe can easily be served as a dessert because it is so rich and sweet. In some restaurants in Miami, they serve a similar hot chocolate recipe with churros, a fried sweet dough rolled in cinnamon and sugar. But we will share our churro recipe some other time.

This recipe requires ingredients that you may already have in your pantry and refrigerator  Most of the products we used are Kraft products that we purchased in Walmart, but we just spiced them up a bit to make this delicious Cuban Hot Chocolate. For this twist on a classic recipe, we used Bakers Bittersweet Chocolate, Maxwell House Original Roast Coffee, Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows and Cool Whip. This also makes a wonderful gift idea for a newlywed couple or even a not-so-newlywed couple. Simply print out this recipe and place in a basket along with the ingredients, two mugs and some holiday decorations. It's as easy and thoughtful as that!


6 ounces of Bakers Bittersweet Chocolate
1 can of evaporated milk
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
5 cups of whole milk
Maxwell House Original Roast Coffee
Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows
Cool Whip
Grated cinnamon

Kitchen Essentials:

Cheese grater
Medium saucepan
Measuring cup


Grate the chocolate and set aside. Brew the coffee according to your machines instructions. Make the coffee very strong!


Add the milk to the saucepan and bring to a bowl over medium heat. Next, add the condensed and evaporated milk. Stir until incorporated. Add the chocolate shavings and continue to stir for a few minutes until it dissolves. Pour the hot chocolate into the mugs, add a few ounces of coffee  depending how strong you like it and top off with some marshmallows, a dollop of Cool Whip and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Cheers!

If you are looking for more recipes and ideas, check out the Holiday Family Table with Kraft digital magazine!

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  1. I've done Mexican hot chocolate, but I can't wait to give this a try. I love condensed milk in drinks.

  2. I am going to have to try this - I make a Spanish Baroque chocolate which I hope to post around the holidays. Really, who needs Swiss Miss?

  3. I like that you made something that reflects you nationality!

  4. I'm not a huge hot chocolate fan but I think yours could change my mind. The combination of the ingredients sounds delightful!!

  5. This looks amazing!!! :):) YUM

    xx gemma @

  6. This sure is, decadence. And I love churros with thick hot chocolate like in Spain. I like my hot chocolate with a shot of Baileys too ;) keeps me a whole lot warmer.


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