European-Style Hot Chocolate
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.
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!
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European-style Hot Chocolate
- 3 ounces (85.05 g) milk chocolate,, chopped
- 3 ounces (85.05 g) bittersweet chocolate,, chopped
- 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 cups (473.18 ml) milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 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.
What type of pastry is picture with the European hot chocolate? It looks similar to a churro. I’m going to try this hot chocolate recipe and would like to make a pastry to compliment it.
Yes it is a churro and you can find the recipe for it here: https://bakingamoment.com/homemade-cajeta-and-baked-churros/. <--That is for the baked version which is pictured above, and if you'd like to make the more traditional fried version, that recipe can be found here: https://bakingamoment.com/how-to-make-churros/. Good luck and enjoy!
This is totally decadent!
It definitely is! Perfect for when you really want to treat yourself.
I cant wrap my head around 600 calorie hot chocolate
It’s very rich! Perfect for when you really want to indulge.
This recipe is waaaaaay to rich even without sugar added. I add water in it, but even then I’m not sure if THAT’S enough.
Sorry you’re not a fan. Have you tried authentic European hot chocolate before? Did you find this recipe to be much different?
I’m an American who lives abroad in Germany, where I’ve never seen this (sadly!) but have consumed many portions of it in Spain. Good to know Belgium has it as well!!
Wow that’s surprising, Dana! I’ve had it in Italy and Spain, and it’s so good! Thanks so much for reading and for the great feedback! 😀