Italian Hot Chocolate
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Serves: 2
  • 120ml (or ½ cup) whipping cream
  • 120ml (or ½ cup) whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 70g (or 4½ ounces) dark chocolate (70%), chopped
  • 120ml (or ½ cup) extra whipping cream (optional)
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the cream, milk and sugar. To a small (tiny!) bowl, add the cornstarch and a splash of the milk mixture. Stir until smooth. Over medium-high heat, heat the milk mixture, whisking to dissolve the sugar, to scalding. Add the cornstarch mixture and cook gently, whisking continuously, until the milk mixture thickens. Add the chopped chocolate and whisk until the chocolate has melted into the milk mixture.
  2. Divide over two cups, using a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the pan. Serve immediately with cookies and lightly whipped, unsweetened cream.
For a less dramatic chocolate flavor, use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate.
Recipe by The Tough Cookie at