Summer seems but a distant memory now doesn’t it? but we shouldn’t feel down hearted because autumn heralds it’s own joys! I can’t help feeling a sprinkling of excitement when I think of going for long crisp walks in cosy sweaters and boots, and then returning home to the  delight of an indulgent hot chocolate.


I came across a wonderful recipe recently for Italian hot chocolate, which I thought I would share with you. Be warned though! you might not be able to move for the rest of the day.

Italian Hot Chocolate
Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
5 mins
Total time
10 mins
Author: The Petite Cook
Recipe type: Hot Drink
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2
  • 500ml / 17.5fl oz fresh milk , whole or skimmed
  • 4 tsp / 20gr cornflour(cornstarch)
  • 4 tsp / 20gr cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp / 20gr sugar
  • 120gr / 4oz 70% dark chocolate, very finely chopped
  • whipped cream, to serve (optional)
  1. Pour milk in a large pot. Add in sifted cornflour, cocoa and sugar.
  2. Warm the mixture over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally to avoid lumps. Bring almost to a boil, then reduce heat to minimum and fold in chopped chocolate.
  3. Whisk the hot chocolate until creamy and dense, adding more sugar if you like.
  4. Pour into two mugs, top with whipped cream and serve. Enjoy




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