Chocolate Caliente - Spanish Hot Chocolate Too

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by momaphet

Rich and delicious, for the strong at heart chocolate lover. Serve with churros or magdelenas. I have also posted a version made with milk chocolate in place of the unsweetened and sugar. Serving size depends on how much chocolate you can handle.

Top Review by swissms

Yum! Very similar to the Chocolate a la Taza I enjoyed when I lived in Spain. Definitely need to use a good quality unsweetened chocolate. I did add a little vanilla extract. Made for PRMR.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pour the milk into a medium saucepan and add the cornstarch. Whisk to dissolve the cornstarch. Once the cornstarch is dissolved, heat the milk on medium heat just until it boils, then remove from heat.
  2. Add the chocolate and sugar immediately and begin stirring until the chocolate is completely melted and sugar is disolved. If the milk cools off too fast, place the pan back on the stove on low heat to melt the chocolate.
  3. Place the pan back on the stove on medium low heat, stirring slowly, but constantly. (Do not cook the mixture over high heat because it may cause lumping.) Taste the chocolate for sweetness and add more sugar if necessary. The mixture should thicken quickly. As soon as you see it thicken, remove the pan from the heat so the cornstarch will not thin. Ladle immediately into cups and serve piping hot.
  4. Note: Be sure to use a clean spoon every time you taste the chocolate. Enzymes from your mouth can cause a thickened cornstarch mixture to thin.

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