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Italian Hot Chocolate - Cioccolata Calda

Last Sunday, as soon as Dwoke up he said " Mama, can you please make Italian Hot chocolate for breakfast today??". Oh yes, he was specific about the name. As he had bookmarked the recipe, I didn't have to search for it. He volunteered to help me out as well. Now how could I possibly say No to my lit


  • 3/4 cup + 1/4 cup milk Whole
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream (I used amul fresh cream)
  • 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Cornflour
  • 4 tablespoons Sugar
  • 113 gms dark chocolate Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence (Optional)
  • cream Whipped (optional for garnish)


  • Whisk together the 1/4 milk and the cornstarch until it is smooth and keep aside.
  • Combine the 3/4 cup milk, cream and sugar in a saucepan and heat until it starts to bubble around the edges.
  • Add the milk and cornstarch mixture to it and whisk until it's heated through.
  • Add the chocolate (and vanilla if using) and whisk together until it's smooth, hot and thick enough to coat a spoon.
  • Pour into mugs and serve with whipped cream if desired.
  • Enjoy!