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5 from 12 votes

Italian Hot Chocolate

Thick, smooth and creamy Italian hot chocolate, a decadent and indulgent festive treat.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 - 6 people
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 3.5 oz (100g) chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetend
  • 2 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 2 cups (500ml) milk + 2 tbsp
  • 4 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 small pinch smoked salt or regular


  • Add the milk to a saucepan and add the chopped chocolate, cocoa powder and sugar. Heat the mixture, stirring occasionally until all the chocolate and sugar has melted.
  • Mix the corn starch with 2 tablespoon of milk then add it to the chocolate milk. Stir the hot chocolate until thick and smooth, add a small pinch of salt and serve in mugs.


Calories: 164kcal