Cioccolata Calda (Hot Chocolate Italian-Style)

Posted by Chef Natasha on 11th Oct 2011

Hot chocolate Italian-style is one of the most amazing treats in the world.You have to try this pudding-like chocolate decadence,add some Irish cream, cinnamon, and whipped cream for a fun variation and serving it on “green catering” parties makes your celebration complete.


  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Mix the cocoa powder and sugar together in a small saucepan. Stir the 1 1/2 cups milk into the saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Place over low heat; slowly bring the mixture to a low simmer.
  2. Whisk 2 tablespoons of milk together with the cornstarch in a small cup; slowly whisk the cornstarch slurry into the cocoa mixture. Continue cooking, whisking continually, until the hot chocolate reaches a pudding-like thickness, 2 to 3 minutes.