Thick & Rich Drinking Chocolate

Thick & Rich Drinking Chocolate

21 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

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.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 2¼ cups nonfat milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons cornstarch


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  1. 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.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: generous ⅓ cup
  • Per serving: 95 calories; 2 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 19 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 5 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 8 g added sugars; 179 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 124 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 42 mg sodium; 247 mg potassium
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  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate

Reviews 21

July 30, 2019
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By: Amanda Rundquist
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.
April 08, 2017
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By: Niloofar Sadeghi
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.
October 18, 2016
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By: Emiko
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.
January 23, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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.
December 13, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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
November 18, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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!
October 26, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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.
August 01, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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
May 22, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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
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