Rich, creamy and thick enough that you may want to scoop it with a spoon, this European-style drinking chocolate is something different from the usual hot cocoa. Serve it in a demitasse or espresso cup for an elegant treat.

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine milk, cocoa, sugar and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking often, until steaming. Continue to cook, whisking constantly, until it comes to a boil, then remove from the heat.

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Nutrition Facts

95 calories; 1.9 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 42 mg sodium. 18.9 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2019
YUM!! I've never had a drinking chocolate. WOW I've been missing out. My family didn't like the bitterness of it but I loved it! Oh well more for me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2017
Found the hot chocolate recipe of my life! It seemed like no one knows the meaning of thick hot cocoa every recipe I tried were so thin just like chocolate milk! This one is thick dark and delicious just like a chocolate lover's dream. Just don't forget to add the corn starch from the beginning. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2016
I added a dash of vanilla extract and substituted the white sugar with coconut sugar. It turned out perfect! Thick rich and creamy. Tastes super awesome with strawberries! Just a warning though: this tastes like dark chocolate so if you're looking for something sweet this isn't really it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/23/2015
Please don't call this European If you're looking for a chocolate pudding this ought to do the trick. But as far as drinking chocolate goes this is about as European as German chocolate cake is German. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2014
Perfect For certain purposes I'm in AP European history (I'm 15) and I have to do a history of food project and I chose Hot Chocolate. This is a good and easy recipe but don't expect an extremely sweet result. It's surprisingly good and I would love to make it again! So easy a 15 y.o. can do it! Pros: Easy to make nice and thick result Cons: took a little longer than I thought it would messy cleanup as the mix stuck to the bottom of pan Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2014
Perfectly delicious! My favorite hot cocoa recipe! The store bought kind always lacks any kind of thickness or taste too watery and flavorless. I use this often and it's a favorite. I do find however that the recipe is a tad easy to mess up if not careful with the measurements and corn starch which might be why others are having an issue. Do not add more cornstarch after cooking it will make it lumpy! Pros: Subtle sweetness low calories thickness Cons: Slightly easy to mess up! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2014
Worst recipe I've ever used! Very Lumpy. Not sweet at all and had almost a power like consistency. After trying the recipe we tried adding more sugar and it just made it worse. Saddest excuse for a recipe i've ever tried. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/01/2014
Did not like one bit It was lumpy and gluggy and definitely not drinkable at all. It was barely sweet at all needed more sugar. Was very disappointed in how bad this turned out as i was very keen to find an easy decadent dessert and the previous reviews looked so good. Pros: it involved chocolate Cons: it tasted disgusting Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2014
The perfect solution for your sweet tooth! This went WAY better than expected! I had a Spanish Hot Chocolate in October of last year and have been thinking about it ever since thinking it must be the thickest cream and lots of sugar to be able to do it! I thought today No I've got to try it myself so I found this recipe and was shocked by how easy it was and how minimal the ingredients were! It took about 5 minutes and I had a delicious dessert to dip some cookies in or enjoy by itself absolutely delicious! I'll be sending this recipe around for sure. (Also if you add a little more cornstarch I can imagine it'll be more like chocolate pudding. I also used potato flour instead of cornstarch since that's all I had and it worked swimmingly.) Pros: Thick easy delicious healthy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2013
just what i was looking for THICK AND RICH i actually used plain 000 flour as we dont use corn flour much but doubled the amount so three teaspoons. this changes the flavour I think but it was still amazing. soo good substitute but as someone suggested it needed something more mayb steep some mint leaves in it add vanilla and orange rind someone suggested sounds good too. really anything that goes witch rich chocolate Pros: not too sweet really thick and rich Cons: not much but leaves you wanting another flavour Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2012
Even if I wasn't watching calories I'd still drink this! The drink is very rich and delicious! It took no time to make and satisfied my chocolate craving which is difficult to do. I'm watching my calorie intake so having a chocolate snack can really wrack up the calories and this treat will satisfy a craving without ruining your day. Pros: Rich and creamy and VERY chocolatey! Cons: I would like to drink more! Ha Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This is heavenly! I halved This is heavenly! I halved the recipe for a smaller serving (and less calories) and still had a generous mug full. I also used Splenda instead of sugar for even less calories. I frothed some skim milk for a creamy topping and gently swirled it into the chocolate. I curled up on the couch and sipped this wonderful rich delight and escaped the winter chill - for a little while. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was wonderfully rich and chocolatey! My whole family loved it! I am happy to have found a satisfying fat free low sugar creamy hot chocolate. It is hard to believe it is only 98 calories per serving. I make it just as directed. It really is quite decadent. I have an espresso set so I serve it up in my little cups and put a small dollop of fat free cool whip on top and a sprinkle of cinnamon. My family and I will enjoy this treat regularly. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I just finished drinking this: I thought it was alright. It really was not as thick as it says it is and looks NOTHING like the picture. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I just finished a serving of this. I thought it was a great chocolate fix for a few calories. I 1/2ed the recipe as I didn't have enough cocoa on hand. Found if you add more cornstarch it makes it thicker more like pudding yummy! Although that probably changes the calorie content? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This makes a hot cocoa that's a lot like drinking hot pudding. Texture is good but I think it could use a dash of salt or a little vanilla extract to round out the flavor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was OK. I had no issues getting mine think and creamy like the picture. I constantly whisked and right before boiling I could see it was getting thick so I kept going until it got almost pudding texture. I loved the texture and how warm it was but for me it was not sweet enough. I added some Splenda packs but it was still bitter tasting. If you are not a real sweet tooth like me you will love this. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Love this South Euro-style hot chocolate. So satisfying. Just keep simmering gently until it thickens--it eventually will just give it enough time. I always add a curl or two of fresh orange peel (without pith) while the milk warms up--the hint of orange oil is a delicious addition and totally natural. You could also add 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I definitely can't believe its only 98 calories. However a dash of vanilla extract cinnamon or grated orange peel adds some subtle flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Delicious thank you Wonderful - thank you. I've been looking for a recipe to do a homemade version of the go-weak-at-the-knees hot chocolate we can get her at the ice cream parlors. I love it with a pinch of cinnamon and chilli. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Rich and delicious I loved the rich chocolately flavour and thick texture of this drink. 1/3 cup was more than enough to satisfy me and I have a ridiculous sweet/chocolate tooth. Will make again for sure! Pros: 98 cals easy chocolate fix Read More