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4.75 from 4 votes

Spicy Aztec Hot Cocoa

This Aztec cocoa is rich and warm with a slight kick from cayenne pepper and cinnamon to heat you up inside and out, no matter how cold it is outside!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Total Cost: $0.34 recipe / $0.34 serving
Servings: 1
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes


  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder $0.04
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon $0.02
  • 1/16 tsp cayenne pepper $0.01
  • 8 oz milk (2% fat or higher) $0.25


  • In a small bowl, stir together the cocoa powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne.
  • Heat the milk until hot, but not boiling. (Heat in a small sauce pan over medium-low, whisking often, or microwave for about 1.5 – 2 minutes).
  • Once the milk is hot, whisk in the cocoa and spices. Drink. Be happy.