Spiced Mini Churros and Mayan Hot Chocolate

Spiced Mini Churros w/ Dulce de Leche Dipping Sauce

I served these charming Mini Churros for dessert at my Mexican Inspired Dinner Party along with spicy Mayan Hot Chocolate.

Churros are Mexican doughnuts that are piped from a star tipped pastry bag and deep fried. I made a mini version with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, rolled in sugar. The sugar gives them a crisply, crackly coating that is completely addicting. And makes eating them plain just as good as dipping them in dulce de leche. Or in hot chocolate.

Mayan Hot Chocolate packs a spicy, warming punch of heat. It is made with Mexican chocolate and chile peppers. Mexican chocolate has cinnamon in it and a gritty texture. A lot richer and thicker than hot cocoa, it comes in little discs that require melting. But it doesn’t melt entirely, that’s where the gritty texture comes in with little specks of chocolate deliciously swimming around. You might remember the chocolate goddess making it in the movie Chocolat. A movie, if you haven’t seen, that I highly recommend. You can find the chocolate in the Spanish section of your market. The one that I see most often says Abuelita across the front and is in a yellow box.

My Mom and I share deep love for this hot chocolate. An afternoon tradition has developed between us since the dinner party, not only of drinking the hot chocolate but one where I am responsible for delivering this pleasure. There’s something satisfying about making it, much like the ceremony of brewing a pot of tea. Without this afternoon chocolate soiree our days feel somewhat incomplete. It’s a luxurious habit I look forward to.

Spiced Mini Churros
Spiced Mini Churros Recipe
Spiced Mini Churros Recipe w/ Dulce de Leche

Printable Recipe

Recipe adapted from Baking Bites

Dulce de Leche Recipe/Method

Mayan Hot Chocolate
Mayan Hot Chocolate Recipe
Mayan Hot Chocolate Recipe

Printable Recipe

Adapted from Mexican Chocolate Lore and More

Spiced Mini Churros w/ Dulce de Leche

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  1. says

    That Mayan Hot Chocolate looks and sounds nice! I made some Mayan Chocolate Cupcakes a while back, but this sounds creamy good! Churros remind me of Spain and Mexico. Lovely memory. We got to enjoy hot chocolate and churros while in Spain 2 yrs ago. SOOOO good!

  2. Lucie says

    Mmm–I can just imagine dunking warm churros into the hot chocolate. I really enjoy Mexican hot chocolate as well; you've described the gritty texture perfectly!!

  3. says

    Mhm! Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! I love churros :D Gorgeous stuff, Reeni, and oh heeeey, congrats on getting through to round 5, lady! So glad you're still in it, I will see you next round ;)Jax x

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