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


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).