This is the authentic recipe for a cup of Italian hot chocolate, the thick drink you will savor in any “bar” (cafe). It is the basic recipe to get a medium dense hot chocolate: a delicious treat for cold winter days.
The secret for a delicious cup of smooth hot chocolate is to stir the liquid constantly with a wooden spoon.
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Italian hot chocolate recipe
- 3/4 cup of cow milk
- 2.6 oz 75 gr of dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
Break the chocolate in small pieces and set it aside.
Place milk, cornstarch, and cocoa powder in a pot. Whisk well.
Heat over medium/low heat for a minute or so. Add sugar and salt, and mix well.
Add chocolate and melt, continually stirring with a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil and cook a minute or two.
Pour into a cute mug and serve hot!
You can use brown sugar instead of white, but the flavor will change slightly.
Enjoy your thick hot chocolate!