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

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

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 15 minutes
Serves 2     adjust servings


  • 3 ounces milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Feed the pieces of chocolate through the KitchenAid® Food Grinder and into a small pot.*
  2. Add the sugar and cornstarch, and toss to coat.
  3. Pour the milk into the pot and cook over medium heat until barely simmering, stirring occasionally.
  4. Whisk in the vanilla extract, pour into cups or bowls, and serve.


Recipe Notes

*If you don’t have a food grinder, you can just chop the chocolate roughly or break it into small pieces.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 594kcal Calories from fat 295
% Daily Value
Total Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 136mg6%
Carbohydrate 69g23%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 61g
Protein 12g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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