Italian Hot Chocolate
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Italian hot chocolate is rich, creamy and decadent. Half-way between a drink and a dessert, it's the most delicious way to warm yourself up this winter.
fresh whole (or semi-skimmed) milk, warmed
17.5 fl oz
high-quality organic cocoa powder
white or demerara sugar
70% dark chocolate, finely chopped
whipped cream, to serve
Pour the warm milk in a large pot. Whisk in the sifted cornflour, cocoa and sugar.
Warm the mixture over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally to avoid lumps.
Bring the hot chocolate mixture almost to a light boil, then reduce the heat to low and fold in the chopped dark chocolate.
Whisk the hot chocolate until creamy and dense, adding more sugar if you like it sweeter.
Divide the Italian hot chocolate among two cups, top with whipped cream and serve.
Post originally published in December 2015 and updated with more info.