Did you know that Italian hot chocolate is different? I didn't, until I saw jessyratfink's hot chocolate.
The first thing that comes to my mind whenever I think of hot chocolate is its creaminess, but I was surprised to see that that chocolate was completely liquid and not as thick as the one I am used to drink here.
For this reason, I decided to do a little experiment: I googled "hot chocolate" (in English) and looked at the photos. All of them were showing a liquid hot chocolate. Right after that I googled "cioccolata calda" and what I saw in those photos was the typical hot chocolate that I grew up drinking.
I finally realized that what is known as hot chocolate in English speaking countries is different than the one we make in Italy. The one we make here is creamy, and that's probably one of the things I love the most about it.

In this instructable I am going to show you how to make the typical hot chocolate made in Italy. It's very easy and fast to make, and very similar to the American recipe, except for one simple ingredient that makes the difference! :)

Note: I've been reading that many of you think that this is pudding. Pudding is thicker than this hot chocolate. It may look much thicker because it took me a while to take photos and the chocolate stabilized during that time. Please check out "cioccolata calda" here so you can see that it is NOT pudding!

Step 1: Ingredients

Dose for 1 cup of hot chocolate:
  • 2 tsp of cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of potato starch (or corn starch)
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) of milk 
<p>I made this, and it was delicious! I ate it all before I could take a picture! </p>
<p>super yummy </p>
<p>cool Hot Choco </p>
<p>cool Hot Choco </p>
<p>looking awesome </p>
<p>looking awesome </p>
<p>hmm nice </p>
<p>hmm nice </p>
<p>its nice i will try this </p>
<p>so delicious</p>
<p>cool idea</p>
It's look so delicious I absolutely gonna try it !
<p>love it.</p>
<p>love choclates </p>
<p>Cool </p>
<p>very very nice</p>
<p>superb chocozz</p>
<p>superb chochos</p>
<p>i love it.</p>
<p>great work</p>
<p>Great Work</p>
I want to make this mainly to see if the chocolate becomes non-Newtonian to some extent due to the corn starch! I've never heard of this type of beverage before.
<p>superb work</p>
<p>its too good</p>
<p>thanks :)</p>
<p>very nice i like it</p>
<p>Glad you like it :)</p>
<p>WOW....Good One</p>
<p>I Love Choclolates</p>
<p>Good, I hope you love this too :)</p>
<p>Great Work </p>
<p>great work</p>
Just back from Italy and was looking for a recipe. This is fantastic.
<p>So happy about that! :)</p>
<p>i tried it....its tooo Good :)</p>
<p>Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! :)</p>
<p>i tried it....its tooo Good :)</p>
I used to love visiting the franchise Max Brenner for their Italian Thick Hot Chocolate, so glad I know how to make it myself now! Thank you for sharing :)
<p>I'm so glad about that, thank you! :)</p>
<p>Absolutely Amazing </p>
<p>love this recipe! thanks for this</p>
<p>You're welcome, I'm glad you like it! :)</p>

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