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Champurrado – Thick Mexican Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Sylvie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Mexican



3 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 anise star
1/4 cup ground masa
2 cup milk
50 grams/1.7 ounces dark chocolate
1/2 cup brown sugar


  • Place the water, cinnamon sticks and anise star in a large saucepan on high heat and bring to the boil.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to sit for an hour to infuse.
  • Remove the cinnamon sticks and anise star and return to the heat on low. Whisk in the ground masa until smooth.
  • Whisk in the remaining ingredients until smooth and increase the heat, simmering until the chocolate has melted and sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and pour into your serving cups.
  • Serve immediately.


Recipe adapted from Muy Bueno Cookbook

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