My Delicious Hot Chocolate

by Erica Dinho on March 24, 2012

I have a special treat for you today. I know winter is gone, but for Colombians, a cup of hot chocolate in the morning is always welcome, even when it’s warm outside.

My Delicious Hot Chocolate is rich, creamy, luscious and addictive. Every sip is a heavenly experience. In fact, I’m drinking my second cup of this hot chocolate while writing this post!

Buen provecho!



(2 servings)

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup sweet condensed milk or to your taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Put the whole milk into a saucepan and break the chocolate into pieces and add to the milk.
  2. Add evaporated milk, condensed milk and cinnamon and heat until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Whisk well and add more condensed milk if you want your chocolate sweeter.
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1 Caroll Buitrago-Long March 24, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Ay que delicia, este chocolatico santafereno! Hoy amanecio lloviendo e hice el desayuno mas bogotano: caldo de papa y chocolate…
Super ese sabor de la tierrita.
Hoy celebramos el bb shower para mi nena Daniela y esta comida me da animos para el ejetreo que se avecina.
Gracias por estas delicias!


2 Belinda @zomppa March 24, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Oh winter came and went with nary a trace, but I can always use a lovely cup of hot chocolate like this!


3 grace March 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

SO rich! also, the cinnamon is the perfect finishing touch!


4 Kim March 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Definitely going to try this. Love that it has the sweetened condensed milk.


5 Ivy March 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Mmmm love hot chocolate any time. It must be so good with three kinds of milk and love the addition of cinnamon.


6 Joanne March 26, 2012 at 9:10 AM

I’m always up for hot chocolate. This sounds so tasty!


7 5 Star Foodie March 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Wonderful – I like the use of three different milks, and cinnamon addition!


8 Hot Chocolate March 26, 2012 at 10:33 PM

That recipe looks so delicious! Where do you get that chocolate? Cinnamon makes hot chocolate wonderful.


9 Erica March 27, 2012 at 7:16 AM

The chocolate is from Colombia and I buy it at my local Latin market.


10 Jeannie March 27, 2012 at 1:54 AM

I would love a cup now, it’s hot outside but freezing cold in the air-conditioned room!


11 Juliana March 27, 2012 at 4:46 PM

This hot chocolate looks delicious with condensed milk…so rich!
Hope you are having a wonderful week Erica :)


12 Grandma Kat @ Easy Recipes Land March 28, 2012 at 2:30 PM

I’ll try this recipe out when my great grand children come to visit this weekend. So, thank you for posting it.

Grandma Kat


13 norma March 28, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I remember my sweet hot chocolate with the addition of a sweet arepa…will try your recipe…


14 Sophie March 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM

ooh such a rich treat but a realy good eh,..excellent one, I agree! :)

MMM,…! ;)


15 Erin April 4, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I made this for the family the other night. It was the BEST hot chocolate I’ve ever had, and I’m kind of a chocolate snob. We’re cooking Colombian food this week, and I’m using a few of your other recipes, too. Thank you so much for sharing them!


16 Carolina April 9, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I made this today and it was really good. I can’t wait to make it again.


17 sangeeta khanna April 13, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Wow..this would be such a rich hot chocolate. I make mine with whole milk and dark chocolate cubes and sometimes a little cream added. With condensed milk and evaporated milk both it would be awesome.
Loved your blog Erica…would be back again to see the treasure.


18 Malice May 31, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Do Colombians ever use both evaporated and condensed milk in their hot chocolate, or is that something you like to do?


19 Erica May 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Malice, This is my own recipe.


20 Anne November 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM

My son asked me to make Columbian food. I found your web site and made a delicious meal of chicken cutlets, beans, plantain and arepas with cheese. Add a fresh avocado and we were all so full and happy that this recipe will have to wait …maybe only until later tonight!! I will be making more foods from your site for sure…Thanks!


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