Cioccolata Calda (Italian Style Hot Chocolate). Cioccolata Calda (Italian Hot Chocolate) Cioccolata Calda. (Italian Hot Chocolate) Chop the dark chocolate into very small pieces. Place the milk on low heat. In a bowl mix together cocoa, cornstarch (or potato starch), and powdered sugar.
Cioccolata Calda is hugely popular in our house, I always have to make extra for the little people. It is also the base or part of the recipe of a few other Italian drinks like Bicerin, which is unique to Turin in Italy. In fact, I was about to post the Bicerin recipe, when it occurred to me that I'd better do the hot chocolate first! You can have Cioccolata Calda (Italian Style Hot Chocolate) using 5 ingredients and 3 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Cioccolata Calda (Italian Style Hot Chocolate)
- Prepare 1 1/4 tbsp of cocoa powder.
- You need 2 1/4 tsp of white sugar.
- Prepare 3/4 cup of milk.
- Prepare 1 tbsp of .
- You need 1 1/2 tsp of corn starch.
In fact, cioccolata calda, Italian hot chocolate, can sometimes be almost impossible to drink without the aid of a spoon. The first time I went to Italy in the autumn, I heard "hot chocolate" and thought of the stuff I'd become accustomed to at home – foil packets of powdered chocolate dumped into a cup with boiling water. Italian hot chocolate (aka cioccolata calda) is pure heaven for chocoholics. It is a rich and thick hot chocolate, but it is still liquid enough to class as a drink not a dessert.
Cioccolata Calda (Italian Style Hot Chocolate) instructions
- Mix cocoa powder and sugar together in a small saucepan. Stir in 3/4 cup milk until sugar is dissolved. Place over low heat, slowly bring the mixture to a low simmer..
- Whisk 1 tablespoon milk with corn starch in a small cup or bowl. Slowly mix corn starch slurry into cocoa mixture. Continue cooking, whisking continually until hot chocolate reaches pudding-like consistency, 2-3 minutes..
- All done. Pour into a mug and enjoy!.
Method: Place the chocolate in a small saucepan. Pour the hot water over the chocolate. Stir so that the chocolate melts partially. The Italian-style hot chocolate, (known as Cioccolata Calda) is super thick, I like to pretend its chocolate soup. So luxurious and creamy, it's like pudding…only pourable.