Italian-Style Hot Chocolate

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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!
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its so yummy

lindarose92 (author)  hanishkumar7862 days ago

Thank you!

geet214 days ago

like it

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sofia215 days ago


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rohit548 days ago


lindarose92 (author)  rohit548 days ago

Yes, I hope you try it too! :)

money369 days ago


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monika5410 days ago

loved it

lindarose92 (author)  monika5410 days ago

I am so glad you did :)

monika5410 days ago

loved it

arvindr12 days ago


lindarose92 (author)  arvindr12 days ago


too good

lindarose92 (author)  marksrecycling13 days ago

It really is :D


lindarose92 (author)  adcleaning1417 days ago

Thank you :)

hanish78617 days ago

I like It

lindarose92 (author)  hanish78617 days ago

Glad you do!

geetika78617 days ago

good one

lindarose92 (author)  geetika78617 days ago

Thanks :)


Thank you!



joreknight25 days ago

We also have this same type of hot chocolate in Mexico, although we do it a little less thicker, it's called atole de maizena here (maizena is Mexico's most popular corn starch brand). You can buy it in a lot of different flavors also.

Tonight I made it your way and it was awesome!

lindarose92 (author)  joreknight25 days ago

Great! I'm so glad you liked it! :) We do have maizena in Italy too, and I had no idea that it was the brand's name, I thought it was the actual name of that kind of starch or something like that :D Thanks for the info!

We also freeze it during the hotter months of the year

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chocolatechip2 months ago

I will have to try this! Too bad I never tried any when I went to Italy!

lindarose92 (author)  chocolatechip2 months ago

Let me know how it turns out! :)

midnightfood2 months ago

Good one ;)

lindarose92 (author)  midnightfood2 months ago

Thanks! :)

stevebhalla3 months ago

I like it ;)

lindarose92 (author)  stevebhalla2 months ago

Glad you like it :)

johnstat0003 months ago

Mmm... Just like home country!

lindarose92 (author)  johnstat0003 months ago

Glad you like it! :)

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