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5 from 4 votes

Thick Italian Hot Chocolate

A mug full of creamy deliciously Hot Chocolate, made with real chocolate and milk, the ultimate Comfort Food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: hot chocolate, Italian hot chocolate, thick hot chocolate
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 3.5 ounces Dark Chocolate (good quality) (chopped into small pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa unsweetened
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon milk (2% or whole milk/divided)
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch


  • In a small bowl whisk until smooth, 1/4 cup milk and cornstarch set aside.
  • Sift the cocoa into a medium bowl then add the sugar and whisk together, 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 the chopped chocolate and whisk for approximately 3 minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Be sure to watch the Video at the top of the post!


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 6.8mg