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

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Indulge in this thick, rich European-style hot chocolate. Only a few ingredients and mere seconds stand between you and this luxurious treat!



  • Place the chocolate, sugar, and cornstarch in a small pot, and toss to coat.
  • Pour the milk into the pot and cook over medium heat until barely simmering, stirring occasionally.
  • Whisk in the vanilla extract, pour into cups or bowls, and serve.
Calories: 633kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 116mg, Potassium: 687mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 54g, Vitamin A: 395IU, Calcium: 312mg, Iron: 4mg
Cuisine: French, Spanish
Course: Dessert, Drinks, Snack
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    Allie is the creator and owner of Baking a Moment. She has been developing, photographing, videographing, and writing and sharing recipes here since 2012.

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