Colombian Hot Chocolate Recipe (Updated 2024)

Colombian Hot Chocolate Recipe

Colombian Hot Chocolate Recipe

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A Colombian Hot Chocolate recipe, unlike any hot chocolate that you have tried before.

Colombian hot chocolate is traditionally bitter from the use of pure dark chocolate which is combined with hot milk.

The beverage is often served with a soft cheese that melts in the base of the cup and mixes into the drink for a balance of sweetness and salt.

This classic comfort food is also known as “chocolate con queso”, experience Colombian hot chocolate for yourself by following our recipe below.

Learn how to make Colombian Hot Chocolate by following these steps:

  • Author: Recipe Marker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Drinks


  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 oz dark chocolate (Mexican)
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 oz mozzarella cheese, diced


  1. Place a saucepan on low heat then add the milk and water.
  2. Heat the liquid until steaming then remove it from the heat.
  3. Whisk the dark chocolate and ground cinnamon into the pan, and continue to whisk until melted.
  4. Transfer the hot chocolate mixture into a blender and blitz for 1 minute until foamy.
  5. Place the diced mozzarella into the bottom of a mug then pour in the Colombian hot chocolate and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 282
  • Sugar: 12.3g
  • Sodium: 0.2g
  • Fat: 18.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.3g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 14.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.03g

Colombian Hot Chocolate Recipe

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