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hot chocolate in a mug with mini marshmallows
Italian Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

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! 

Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: hot chocolate
Servings: 6
Calories: 365 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  1. In pot whisk together sugar, cocoa powder and cornstarch until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Whisk in milk until combined.

  2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Simmer until thickened, 1-2 minutes.

  3. Serve with whipped topping and mini marshmallows....and a spoon!

Recipe Notes

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!
Nutrition Facts
Italian Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 467mg13%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 198IU4%
Calcium 220mg22%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.