Indulge in this thick, rich European-style hot chocolate.  Only a few ingredients and mere seconds stand between you and the most luxurious treat you’ve ever warmed your palms around.

European-style Hot Chocolate | Baking a Moment

Have you guys ever heard of this?  The hot chocolate in European countries like Spain and Belgium is NOTHING like hot chocolate as we know it, here in the States.

No no no.

When I think of American hot chocolate, I’m picturing a dusty powder, dumped from a foil packet into some hot water, with a few stingy little marshmallows floating around in the thin, sugary brown liquid.

The European-style hot chocolate I savored while in Spain was a complete epiphany.  Thick, almost pudding-like, and exploding with intense chocolate flavor.

Guess what?  It’s so super simple to make.  It literally takes seconds.  And once you’ve tried it, you’ll never be the same again.  Say goodbye to those foil packets!

Click over to The Kitchenthusiast to get the recipe for this European-style hot chocolate, and a complete photographic tutorial with a super-smart trick for how to whip up this indulgent treat in just moments.

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European-style Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Indulge in this thick, rich European-style hot chocolate. Only a few ingredients and mere seconds stand between you and this luxurious treat!

Course: Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: French, Spanish
Keyword: hot chocolate
Servings: 2
Calories: 633 kcal
  1. Place the chocolate, sugar, and cornstarch in a small pot, and toss to coat.

  2. Pour the milk into the pot and cook over medium heat until barely simmering, stirring occasionally.
  3. Whisk in the vanilla extract, pour into cups or bowls, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
European-style Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 633 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 116mg5%
Potassium 687mg20%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Calcium 312mg31%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.