Italian Hot Chocolate Recipe

Italian Hot Chocolate Recipe

Let’s all dive into the cozy world of Italian hot chocolate—a hug in a mug. We’re talking about a velvety blend of top-notch cocoa, creamy milk, and just the right touch of sweetness. This recipe is your ticket to a sip-worthy trip to the heart of laid-back Italian indulgence. Get ready to treat yourself!

What you’ll need for Italian Hot Chocolate (2-4 servings):

  • 1½ cups (355ml) whole milk
  • 1 Tbs (12.5g) sugar
  • 3 Tbs (23g) cocoa powder 
  • 4 oz (112g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbs (8g) cornstarch 
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • Crème fraîche or whipped cream and chocolate shavings for garnish

Whisk together the cornstarch with ½ of the milk in a small bowl, then set aside. In a small saucepan, add the sugar, cocoa powder, a pinch of kosher salt, and 1 cup of milk, then whisk to combine the ingredients and bring to a light simmer on medium heat.
Once it simmers, turn the heat low and add the cornstarch mix while whisking. Keep whisking until you get a smooth texture (about 3-4 min). Add the chocolate chips and continue wishing for 3 minutes until you get a velvety mix.
Pour in mugs, add a dollop of whipped cream, and grate chocolate shavings. Serve while hot.

NOTES: If you want the hot chocolate to be less thick, use less cornstarch.

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