Low FODMAP Mexican Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

MAKE GLUTEN FREE

Servings:

MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE

500   low FODMAP milk
60   dark chocolate (GF or DF if needed) (chopped into small pieces)*
0.5   cocoa powder
4   brown sugar
0.5   vanilla extract
0.125   ground cinnamon*
1   dried chilli flakes (just a small pinch)*
2   corn starch*
2   water (to dissolve the cornflour)

* See the FODMAP Tips, Dairy Tips and Gluten Free Tips for the ingredient notes above the method.

Low FODMAP Mexican Hot Chocolate

Last updated Nov 24th, 2019

PREP IN 2 MIN
COOKS IN 10 MIN
SERVES 2

BY Alana Scott
DIETITIAN REVIEWED BY Audrey Inouye (RD)
FEATURED IN Breakfast, Christmas, Dessert, Drinks, Vegetarian Options

Snuggle up with this beauty! My low FODMAP Mexican hot chocolate is decadent. It’s comforting with warming hints of cinnamon and chilli. AND it’s the BEST hot chocolate you’ll have this holiday season.

Just FYI this Mexican Hot Chocolate isn't super spicy, however if chilli is a trigger for you, then you can leave it out. The hot chocolate mixture will still be lovely.

  • Gluten Free Option
  • Low FODMAP
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • Nut Free
  • Soy Free
SHOW NUTRITION

Ingredients

MAKE GLUTEN FREE

Servings:

MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE

500   low FODMAP milk
60   dark chocolate (GF or DF if needed) (chopped into small pieces)*
0.5   cocoa powder
4   brown sugar
0.5   vanilla extract
0.125   ground cinnamon*
1   dried chilli flakes (just a small pinch)*
2   corn starch*
2   water (to dissolve the cornflour)

* See the FODMAP Tips, Dairy Tips and Gluten Free Tips for the ingredient notes above the method.

Nutrition per serve

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Calories 349
Fat 15.5g
Saturates 7.5g
Protein 3.7g
Carbs 49g
Sugars 28.4g
Fibre 4.9g
Salt 0.1g
Iron 4.5mg
Calcium 329.5mg
Calories 269
Fat 15.5g
Saturates 7.7g
Protein 4g
Carbs 29.4g
Sugars 17.2g
Fibre 4.6g
Salt 0.2g
Iron 4.7mg
Calcium 494.5mg
Calories 349
Fat 15.5g
Saturates 7.5g
Protein 3.4g
Carbs 49.2g
Sugars 28.4g
Fibre 4.8g
Salt 0.1g
Iron 4.4mg
Calcium 329mg
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  1. Place the milk, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of chilli flakes (if using) in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to prevent any ingredients from sticking to the bottom until the mixture is warm but not boiling.
  2. Stir through the chocolate chunks until melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Depending on the type of low FODMAP milk, your hot chocolate mixture might be a bit thin – don’t worry, we have an easy fix. If needed, dissolve the cornflour/corn starch in the cold water and then whisk through the chocolate mixture. Place back over medium heat, keep whisking until the hot chocolate thickens slightly (this will take 1 to 2 minutes). Your hot chocolate will continue to thicken slightly as it cools.
  4. If you want your hot chocolate extra frothy, blend for 5 seconds, then transfer immediately into your favourite mug. Don’t blend for longer, or leave the blender lid on for more time, as the hot liquid will cause pressure to build in the blender.
  5. Leave to cool for a few minutes, taste and add an extra pinch of chilli if you like it spicy. Enjoy!

Buying Tips

Check that the cornflour (corn starch) is made from maize and not wheat.

Choose a dark chocolate that doesn't contain inulin or high FODMAP sweeteners like honey, high fructose corn syrup, agave syrup or fructose. Also avoid dark chocolate that contains high FODMAP fruit or nuts.

Check your dried chilli flakes do not contain onion or garlic powder.

Gluten Free Tips

Herbs and spices are naturally gluten free, however they can become contaminated during manufacturing processes. If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check the dried herbs and spices do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.

Dairy Free Tips

There are no dairy free tips for this recipe.

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Author: Alana Scott

In 2013, Alana was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She also suffers from coeliac disease, is allergic to nuts and is intolerant to dairy products. This means she understands how difficult it can be to cook with multiple food intolerances. Her exp... Read More

Professional Reviewer: Audrey Inouye (RD)

Audrey Inouye is a FODMAP trained registered dietitian in Canada. She began her career in public health by managing community outreach and peer support programs for diabetes and prenatal nutrition. Audrey later branched into private practice and founded I... Read More