Italian hot chocolate

Italian hot chocolate
This delicious, custardy chocolate treat is made in minutes.

A treat for kids (and big kids) to enjoy at teatime, or any other time.
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Last modified on: April 26th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:ChildrenKidsChocolateCream
For 2 mugs, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 1 mug 2 mugs 4 mugs 6 mugs
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
10 min.10 min.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 1 min.
Italian hot chocolate  : Photo of step #1
Mix 3 tablespoons water with 25 g cornflour in a small bowl.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Italian hot chocolate  : Photo of step #2
Bring 500 ml whole milk to the boil.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Turn down the heat, add 10 g Vanilla sugar and 50 g dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Italian hot chocolate  : Photo of step #4
Turn off the heat, tip in the cornflour and water mixture all at once while whisking. The mixture will thicken almost immediately.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Italian hot chocolate  : Photo of step #5
Pour into mugs or bowls. Serve hot or warm.
If you prefer something a little sweeter, increase the amount of vanilla sugar or add a little caster sugar.

If your chocolate stash has run out, you can use cocoa powder instead, but you'll definitely need to add more sugar.
Should be eaten immediately.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
690 Kcal or 2,889 Kj28 gr76 gr33 gr
34 %11 %7 %5 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
109 Kcal or 456 Kj4 gr12 gr5 gr
5 %2 %1 %1 %
Per mug
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
345 Kcal or 1,444 Kj14 gr38 gr17 gr
17 %5 %4 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 mugs : 1.25 €
  • Per mug : 0.63 €

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