Mexican Hot Chocolate Pie

creamy, spicy chocolate pie
Creamy, spicy chocolate pie
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For the crust
Cooking spray for pie dish
10 Graham crackers
6 tbsp Butter melted
⅓ cup Granulated sugar
Kosher Salt to taste
For the pie
3 cups Whole milk
4 Egg yolks
¾ cup Sugar
⅓ cup Cornstarch
1½ tsp Cinnamon
⅓ tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 cups dark Chocolate chips
For the topping
1 cup Marshmallow creme
1 cup Whipped topping
For garnish:
Chocolate shavings

Nutritional information

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  • For the pie

  • For the topping

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Pie


This Mexican Hot Chocolate Pie is such a delicious chilled dessert to make for your Cinco de Mayo party this year. It boasts all the flavors that make Mexican hot chocolate different to normal hot chocolate – namely cinnamon for spiciness and cayenne pepper for heat! 

Start this cake by mixing crushed graham crackers with butter, sugar and salt. Bake until golden. Make the pie filling by mixing milk and egg yolks with sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and salt and bringing it to a boil before adding butter, vanilla and chocolate chips. Top with a whipped marshmallow topping and serve chilled. Yum!

To make Mexican Hot Chocolate Pie, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Mexican Hot Chocolate Pie

Steps to make Mexican Hot Chocolate Pie


Heat oven


Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Lightly grease a pie dish with cooking spray.


Make the pie crust


Place 10 graham crackers in a food processor and pulse until they resemble fine crumbs. Transfer to a bowl and add 6 tablespoons of melted butter, ⅓ cup of granulated sugar and a pinch of kosher salt. Mix well until fully combined.


Bake crust


Transfer the graham cracker mixture to the pie dish and press down to make a crust. Bake in the oven for 8 - 10 minutes until the crust is golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.


Combine milk and egg yolks


Whisk 3 cups of whole milk and 4 egg yolks together in a bowl until fully combined.


Mix dry ingredients


Mix ¾ cup of sugar, ⅓ cup of cornstarch, 1½ teaspoons of cinnamon, ⅓ teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon of salt together in a small saucepan until fully combined.


Add milk mixture


Pour the milk and egg mixture into the saucepan and whisk until there are no lumps remaining.


Bring to a boil


Bring the pie mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute.


Add remaining ingredients


Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 2 cups of dark chocolate chips. Stir continuously until completely melted.


Add pie filling to crust


Pour the pie filling mixture into the prepared pie crust. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours until firm.


Make marshmallow topping


Mix 1 cup of marshmallow creme gently with 1 cup of whipped topping.



Spoon the marshmallow topping onto the center of the pie and spread it out evenly. Garnish with chocolate shavings and serve.

This Mexican Hot Chocolate Pie is like a Mexican hot chocolate in a pie. Spicy and creamy with a slight kick of cayenne pepper. You can’t go wrong with this pie. Remember to tag #CookMeRecipes in your social posts when you make this delicious chocolate pie!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 21
Skylynn Onasch

Heaven on earth with every bite I thought I was flying it's delish.

Audree Savich

Becareful when adding vanilla extract people if you add to much it will taste aweful!!

Palmer Bunnag

Chocolate lovers dream right here along with the chocolate salami.

Laniyah Dupras

Never made anything like this in my life so going to try it out today.

Yaretzy Wig

Great recipe thanks so much for taking the time to share it with us.

Aarya Najafi

Mexican hot pie? Well I'll be damned.

Toni Sorelle

I swapped a few things around in this like the graham crackers I used normal vanilla crackers instead, dark chocolate was switched to milk chocolate and then I didn't add the pepper cause It didn't feel right.

Reece Barty

Needed a tad more sugar and cinnamon but other than that fine.

Aiyanna Nau

Such a unique dish I'm astonished I've never even tried it before!

Emalyn Senkus

Takes a while to make it but it's worth.

Ivana Canidate

A spicy cake isn't really my kinda thing but my Mexican boyfriend and ma were quite happy so i guess it's gonna stick around in my book until I get the taste for it too.

Jazmyn Venetz

Okay so I just read the ingridents...what the heck? It looks amazing though.

Agnes Tappa

Kinda expensive to make this but it was worth it, totally different and delicious dessert.

Mayah Onusko

Why is there cayenne pepper in this?

Asha Shomer

Of course it would be Jelena with the most unique freaking dessert on the planet!

Calista Kurtic

No thanks I think I'll stick with the churro apple pie and leave this for my crazy kids.

Ali Bunfill

Did NOT like the pepper in this at all and I know that's the point but I will not be adding it the second time around.

Rylynn Chandi

Surprised that this was actually good like..graham crackers--sugar and then CAYENNE PEPPERS?! Looool.

Kayleen Feezel

Certainly weird tasting cause the pepper but it's not bad at all!

Samiya Alires

Wonderful dessert for any time of the week or even an event/birthday party though you'd have to make two cause the cake is kinda small.


Yummy-yummy! Chocola-a-ate!!!

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