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Italian Hot Chocolate
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4.93 from 14 votes

Decadently Thick Italian Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate isn't for the faint of heart. It is rich, thick, and full of real chocolate. This is the kind of hot chocolate you make when you want to truly indulge!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian Hot Chocolate
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 400kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  • Whisk in cornstarch until combined and melty. If you want the hot chocolate thicker, use the maximum amount of cornstarch.
  • Add in milk and sugar. Increase the heat gradually to medium-high. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Mixture will start to thicken.
  • Once the mixture begins to thicken, turn the heat down to low and add in the chocolate chips. Stir constantly until well melted.
  • Serve hot. Keep the leftovers because it is also amazing, if not better cold!

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Notes

For this recipe, you can adjust the darkness of the chocolate by what kind of chocolate you put in. I like to do a mixture of semi-sweet and milk chocolate, but you can go lighter with all milk chocolate, or darker with a combination of semi-sweet and bittersweet.

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 0.6mg