Italian Hot Chocolate

Rich, thick and creamy this Italian-style hot chocolate will go down an absolute treat.

At a glance

Approx 10 minutes
Serves 2 people


  • 100g good quality dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa), finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp corn flour


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the corn flour with 1/4 cup milk until smooth.
  2. In a separate, larger bowl, whisk the sugar and cacao together until combined.
  3. Pour the remaining 3/4 cup of milk into a small saucepan and place on high heat on the stove. As soon as the milk comes the boil, reduce the heat to low and start whisking in the milk and corn flour mixture.
  4. Then add the cacao and sugar mixture slowly while whisking continuously until smooth.
  5. Add the chopped chocolate and whisk for for about 3 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.