Rating: 4 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

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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Recipe Summary

total:
10 mins
Servings:
6

Nutrition Profile:

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 18.9g; dietary fiber 2.7g; sugars 13.1g; fat 1.9g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 4.6mg; vitamin a iu 179.3IU; folate 6.9mcg; calcium 123.7mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 45.9mg; potassium 246.7mg; sodium 42mg; added sugar 8g.
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Reviews (8)

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
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: 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: 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
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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: 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
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
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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
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: 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