Italian Hot Chocolate is a mug full of creamy deliciously thick Hot Chocolate, made with real chocolate and milk, the ultimate Comfort Food.
When my kids were little they would ask me to make Hot Chocolate and so I would, it was easy! Little did I know that they really wanted the kind their friends’ were drinking.
When they got a little older and we would go shopping together, they would take me down the aisle where it was located or call me in the room when the commercial came on the TV.
I bought it, made it and tasted it and I thought Wow, this isn’t half bad! Thick, creamy and chocolatey.
I had no idea that the Italians knew how to make a better Hot Chocolate too! Isn’t it funny when you notice something new or are told about something new, you then start to see it everywhere.
And I did, in coffee bars and of course friends started to talk about it. In fact I was at my friend’s house one day and the commercial came on TV for the exact same mix that I bought. “I tried that stuff”, which of course she responded with, “no homemade is so much better, I have the recipe for you”!
Thick Italian Hot Chocolate
So here I am with the cool rainy weather starting and all I can think about is making a small pot of this amazing Thick Italian Hot Chocolate to go along with some just made Shortbread Cookies.
This stuff is gold, made with real chocolate and a little cocoa, my friend said to use whole milk but I used 2% instead and it always turned out delicious.
Unfortunately this is another recipe just like Italian Pastry Cream where stirring is required. But don’t worry the outcome is well worth it.
This Italian Hot Chocolate is so creamy and delicious you don’t even need to top it with any whipped cream or marshmallows. But if you do, I won’t stop you. Enjoy!
A mug full of creamy deliciously Hot Chocolate, made with real chocolate and milk, the ultimate Comfort Food.
- 3.5 ounces Dark Chocolate (good quality) broken into pieces 100 grams
- 2 tablespoons sugar 25 grams
- 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa 20 grams
- 1 cup milk 2% divided
- 1 tablespoon milk 2% 250 grams
- 1 teaspoon corn starch 2 grams
In a small bowl whisk until smooth, 1/4 cup milk and cornstarch set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together sugar and cocoa, set aside.
In a small/medium pot heat 3/4 cups + 1 tablespoon milk until boiling reduce heat to low, start whisking and add the milk/cornstarch mixture then add the cocoa mixture slowly while continually whisking until smooth add chocolate and whisk for approximately 3 minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy!