Cooking A-Z: X is for Xocolatl

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Blank…blank…blank…this is what was going on in my mind for days trying to figure out what to make for my letter “x”. Even though “X-tra Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese” did sound AMAZING, I felt that was a bit of a cop-out. Even better would have been “X-tra Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Cookies” but that’s a mouth full and again a bit of a cop-out. I might make those later because who cares when that much peanut butter is involved!

There is really nothing great to choose from so I was super excited when I came across another blogger who cooked her way through the alphabet also. Xocolatl translates to bitter water  and is a traditional Aztec drink but is pretty much hot chocolate. I know this is not technically a food like my other recipes but I’m all out of options and we can all get past the small technicality. 🙂

This drink has a great classic hot chocolate flavor that will take you back to childhood but also has a hint of spice.It’s worth trying if you are a chocolate fan. Hope you enjoy!


  • 1 c. skim milk
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch of ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • whipped cream (opt.)

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1. Combine milk, honey, sugar, nutmeg, pepper, and ginger. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes, continuing to stir.

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2. Remove milk from heat and whisk in cocoa and vanilla, being sure to break up any clumps of cocoa. Pour into a mug, top with whipped cream (if using), and serve hot.

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6 thoughts on “Cooking A-Z: X is for Xocolatl

  1. So fun to find someone else cooking their way through the alphabet! X and Z were two of the hardest for me. I’m happy my xocolatl came in handy, and good luck with the last few letters! 🙂

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