Italian hot chocolate recipe with step by step photos. A super rich, thick and delicious hot chocolate recipe perfect for monsoons and winter. This ciccolata calda or Italian hot chocolate recipe is a gourmet version of regular hot chocolate recipe :). Thick, creamy and very flavorful hot chocolate just like what we get is popular cafes. In fact this homemade Italian hot chocolate recipe is far better than any cafe hot chocolate. This is a real treat for all chocolate lovers in the lines of chocolate pudding, chocolate ice cream, choco chip cookies, brookies, brownies, chocolate cake, chocolate milkshake recipes.
I had a very thick, creamy and rich hot chocolate in a cafe some days back. It was so good and very thick from regular hot chocolate I have had before. I was able to guess the ingredients to an extent. Though I was looking for a perfect Italian hot chocolate recipe and found one here. Ever Since I have this creamy hot chocolate many times and enjoyed. You can make this hot chocolate easily at home if you have chocolate handy. Other than that all the ingredients are pantry staple.
To make Italian hot chocolate recipe use very fine quality chocolate. Your hot chocolate will taste exactly like the chocolate used. I used 70% cocoa dark chocolate in this recipe. The amount of chocolate used can be changed as per taste. Same way you can adjust the quantity of corn flour to the desired thickness. Do not miss honey as it gives a real nice flavor. This Italian hot chocolate recipe is perfect for celebration and not your everyday drink :). It is cozy, comforting and warm. Perfect winter pick me up that you can indulge in occasionally.
Serve Italian hot chocolate plain or topped with whipped cream. I prefer it plain as it is already very rich.
how to make Italian hot chocolate recipe with step by step photos.
Mix milk and cream very well.
Mix corn flour with water and make a slurry.
Mix the corn flour slurry with milk and mix well. Bring to a boil.
To that add chopped chocolate and simmer till it melts completely.
Now add sugar, cocoa powder and simmer for a minute.
Transfer to cup, top with whipped cream or some cocoa powder. Serve Italian hot chocolate immediately.
Italian hot chocolate recipe card below:
Italian hot chocolate recipe, how to make chocolate | Ciccolata calda
- 1 cup whole milk boiled and cooled
- 2 tablespoons fresh cream
- 3-4 tablespoons chopped dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1-2 teaspoon corn flour
- Sugar to taste
- 2 teaspoons water
- Mix milk and cream very well.
- Mix corn flour with water and make a slurry.
- Mix the corn flour slurry with milk and mix well. Bring to a boil.
- To that add chopped chocolate and simmer till it melts completely.
- Now add sugar, cocoa powder and simmer for a minute.
- Transfer to cup, top with whipped cream or some cocoa powder. Serve Italian hot chocolate immediately.