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Make the perfect creamy Italian hot chocolate
Did you know that Italian hot chocolate is different?

The first thing that comes to my mind whenever I think of hot chocolate is its creaminess, but I was surprised to find out that hot chocolate is completely liquid outside Italy, and not as thick as the one I am used to drink where I live.

I am going to show you how to make the typical hot chocolate made in Italy. It's very easy and fast to make, and very similar to the American recipe, except for one simple ingredient that makes the difference! :)

Its creaminess is what I love the most about it and I'm sure you'll love it too!
And by the way, this is NOT pudding! ;)

Posted by lindarose92 from Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy • Published See lindarose92's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a hot chocolate. Italian Style Hot Chocolate - Step 1
    Step 1

    Put 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder in a small container.

  • How to make a hot chocolate. Italian Style Hot Chocolate - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add 2 teaspoons of sugar. You can put more sugar depending on your taste.

  • How to make a hot chocolate. Italian Style Hot Chocolate - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add a teaspoon of potato starch (or corn starch).

  • How to make a hot chocolate. Italian Style Hot Chocolate - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mix everything together trying to remove all possible lumps.

  • How to make a hot chocolate. Italian Style Hot Chocolate - Step 5
    Step 5

    Prepare 125ml (1/2 cup) of milk and pour a little bit where the other ingredients are. Mix everything together to obtain a smooth chocolate cream.

  • How to make a hot chocolate. Italian Style Hot Chocolate - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add the rest of the milk and mix again.

  • How to make a hot chocolate. Italian Style Hot Chocolate - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put the mix on the stove and start to stir it keeping a medium flame. Don't stop stirring so that it doesn't stick to the container.

  • How to make a hot chocolate. Italian Style Hot Chocolate - Step 8
    Step 8

    When the chocolate is hot enough it will get darker and thicker. Turn the stove off as soon as you see that it's getting thick. Don't make it too thick, it must still be liquid enough so that you can drink it.

  • How to make a hot chocolate. Italian Style Hot Chocolate - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pour your chocolate in a cup. The more you keep it on the stove the thicker it will get, so make sure not to leave it long. The chocolate keeps cooking even when the stove is off because the liquid is very hot.

    Your Italian style hot chocolate is ready now! Enjoy it!!

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Kris B.
Kris B. · Burrillville, Rhode Island, US · 2 projects
It looks like pudding! And I've noticed that making pudding is very similar to making liquid hot cocoa, except for the starch and butter.
lindarose92
lindarose92 · Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 11 projects
Pudding is much thicker than the Italian hot chocolate which is creamy but still liquid, plus it doesn't have any butter in it.
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Liza-Lu
Liza-Lu · Eugene, Oregon, US
This looks delicious! I will definitely have to treat my family to some. My husband's grandmother is 100% Italian. I would love to try it with homemade whipped cream on top!
lindarose92
lindarose92 · Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 11 projects
I am sure you will all love it! Let me know how it turns out Happy
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Tams.G
Tams.G · Gisborne, Gisborne, NZ
yum ! Would be amazing over vanilla icecream Tongue
lindarose92
lindarose92 · Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 11 projects
You should try it! Happy
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cokerewardsfan
cokerewardsfan · 1 project
Looks yummy
lindarose92
lindarose92 · Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 11 projects
It really is! ;)
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