Abuelita’s Frozen Hot Chocolate

Abuelita’s (meaning “grandma” in Spanish) is a popular brand for a cinnamon-spiced hot chocolate drink in Mexico. Many Mexican’s also use Abuelita’s in all types of dishes from enchiladas, various soups, to mole. My favorite thing to use this delicious spiced chocolate for is to make Frozen Hot Chocolate. We introduced our sons to this sweet treat for a dessert for the first time the other night and needless to say they were huge fans! Abuelita’s can be found in chocolate squares or in powder form at most local grocery stores in the Hispanic/Latin Food section or Latin Markets.


  • 3 packets of Abuelita’s Hot Chocolate Powder Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 4 cups of ice
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (optional)
  • garnish with: a little cinnamon sprinkled on top, a cinnamon stick, or chocolate syrup swirled on the inside of the glass (optional)


1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend well.

2. Pour into glasses and serve.

Approx. 4 servings

My little guys loving their Abuelita’s Frozen Hot Chocolates!
Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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  1. Sounds super yummy!

  2. I had no idea you could buy spiced hot chocolate. I will have to keep an eye out for it because this frozen hot chocolate sounds like a great hot summer night treat!!!

    • Jocelyn,
      Thanks for the feature! If you can’t find Abuelita’s, try using a regular hot chocolate packet and add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon it!

  3. Love ALL of your Mexican recipes!

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