How to say "Hot cocoa"
I like to offer hot cocoa to my daughter. The machine offers no direct translation. I tried Hot Chocolate which gave me "chocolate caliente". Is there another phrase I could or should be using?
Nope, "Chocolate caliente" is the way to say it!
The language may be the same, but to a purist the product is not the same.
Most hot cocoa recipes call for using unsweetened cocoa powder while hot chocolate recipes use some form of semisweet chocolate.
What you get from a vending machine is probably neither one, but some blend of synthetic sugar/recycled paper for texture/recycled coffee grounds for taste/with recycled rubber (tire) thrown in for coloring. At least, that's what it tastes like.
"Chocolate caliente" is correct.