Blogmas Day 12: The Ultimate Festive Italian Hot Chocolate Recipe


Good Morning Lovelies, 

With Christmas just around the corner, there is no time better time to make the most perfect hot chocolate. Having grown up with an Italian dad, lots of the warm drinks in our house are made the Italian way. Perfection in a cup if I do say so. 

This has led me to want to share with you the most thick and luxurious hot chocolate I know of. Get the mugs out and ready with my simple hot chocolate recipe lovelies…


  • 650ml (1pt) Milk
  • 3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 50g (2oz) Chopped Dark Chocolate
  • 3 Tbsp Cornflour
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • Mini Marshmallows and Whipped Cream (Optional)


  • Medium Saucepan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon 
  • Tablespoon
  • Metal Whisk
  • Six Mugs


  1. Begin by measuring out the milk and pouring it into your saucepan, before adding in the cocoa, sugar and chocolate. 
  2. Over a low heat, continuously stir until melted. Do not allow the ingredients to boil. Once all combined, remove from the heat. 
  3. In your mixing bowl, add together the cornflour and two tablespoons of water. Once ready, pour the mixture into the pan, with the chocolate mixture and bring to the boil, whisking with a metal whisk. 
  4. Allow the chocolate mixture to simmer for a few minutes, whisking until thickened. Once ready, divide between six cups. 
  5. Top these beauties with whipped cream, mini marshmallows or even plain lovelies. The choice is all yours.

What will you be putting on top of your hot chocolate lovelies? 

Joey X

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