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Italian Hot Chocolate

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! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: hot chocolate
Servings: 6
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin



  • 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!


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 2mg