The Italian Drinking Chocolate Worth Traveling For + A Recipe | Sweet + Savor

Italian Drinking Chocolate

  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Italian drinking chocolate is the rich, decadent and more sophisticated cousin of hot chocolate, and once you try it, you won’t ever go back to regular hot chocolate again.



1/2 cup cream

1 1/2 cups milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon raw sugar

16 oz dark chocolate

1 tablespoon corn starch + 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Mix corn starch with 2 Tbs milk until no lumps remain and set aside.
  2. In a small sauce pan combine cream, milk, vanilla, and sugar and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Lower temperature to medium-low, add chocolate and corn starch mixture and whisk consistently (to avoid burning) until melted, fully combined and silky smooth (about 5 minutes).
  4. Serve warm topped with whipped cream (if desired).