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Brazilian Hot Chocolate

This luscious Brazilian Hot Chocolate recipe is sweet, creamy and chocolaty - like a drinkable brigadeiro! Add a splash of cachaça (or your favorite liquor) and this kid favorite becomes the ultimate adult treat!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: brazilian dessert, brazilian recipe, latin american recipe
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Aline Shaw


  • 2 4oz bars of 60-70% bittersweet baking bars/chocolate bars chopped
  • 2 cups of full fat milk add more if you don't want your hot chocolate to be as thick and strong
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sweet condensed milk

For Garnish

  • Freshly whipped cream
  • shaved chocolate
  • pinch of ground cinnamon


  • Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Set a couple of spoonfulls of whipped cream aside to garnish your finished drink and add the rest of it to a sauce pan.
  • Add the milk, and the cinnamon sticks to the sauce pan, and stir to combine.
  • Over medium heat, bring this mixture to a simmer.
  • When the milky mixture is simmering, add the chopped chocolate.
  • Whisk gently until the chocolate has melted completely.
  • Remove and discard the cinnamon sticks.
  • Add 1/4 cup of condensed milk, whisk to combine and taste for sweeteness. If not sweet enough to your taste add the remaining condensed milk, incrementally, while taste testing along the way.
  • After you reach your desired sweetness, pour the hot chocolate into cups.
  • Add some of your favorite liquor (optional).
  • Top it with fresh whipped cream, shaved chocolate and a pinch of cinnamon.

Bom Apetite!