06 February 2011

Italian Hot Chocolate - Cioccolato Caldo

Italy is famous for their Cioccolato Caldo, especially during the fall and winter months. This hot chocolate is sometimes served so thick (like a pudding), that you need a spoon to actually eat it! this recipe doesn't make it that thick. The luxurious richness comes from using top-quality chocolate.

5 tablespoons Dutch-process Cocoa powder
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
6 ounces dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao solids), finely chopped
2 cups milk

In a small saucepan over low heat, add the cocoa powder, sugar, and 2 tablespoons of the milk, Heat until the sugar melts and no lumps remain, stirring well. Bring to a low boil, stirring constantly; add the remaining milk. Turn off the heat, add the chopped chocolate, stirring until smooth.

Pour into serving cups.

1 comment:

  1. You didn't have to tell me twice to try this one! I happen to have an 86% bar and gave it a whirl. It was too dark, but I just added a bit more sugar. My husband said, "WOW, that is ummmm thick, but I can see myself getting use to it real quick."

    Thanks for the recipe.


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