Italian Hot Chocolate is an easy recipe for the hot chocolate served in Italy, a rich chocolate that is thick, creamy and silky smooth. You’ll need a spoon to “drink” this hot chocolate and it’s so decadent you can even call it a dessert!
Hot Chocolate Recipe
There’s hot chocolate…….and then there’s Italian hot chocolate. And let me tell you, there’s no comparison! On my visit to Italy several years ago I was extremely and very pleasantly surprised when I ordered Cioccolato Caldo and took my first sip! I quickly realized that a spoon was an absolute necessity when indulging in Italian hot chocolate! I began ordering Cioccolato Caldo every opportunity I got! And I found it imperative to recreate my experience once I returned home and develop my own recipe. Here it is…..a rich chocolate that is thick, creamy and silky smooth. You will think you died and went to heaven!
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Italian Hot Chocolate is an easy recipe for the hot chocolate served in Italy, a rich chocolate that is thick, creamy and silky smooth. You'll need a spoon to "drink" this hot chocolate and it's so decadent you can even call it a dessert!
In pot whisk together sugar, cocoa powder and cornstarch until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Whisk in milk until combined.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Simmer until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
Serve with whipped topping and mini marshmallows....and a spoon!
Makes 4 cups/6-8 servings*.
*Just want to make one heaping cup of Italian Hot Chocolate to share…or just for yourself? Combine 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tsp. cornstarch until blended. Stir in 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips. Add 1 cup milk; heat and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Simmer until thickened. Enjoy!