Ciobar (Thick Hot Chocolate)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Wild Thyme Flour

This is an italian thick hot chocolate drink served in cappuchino cups with a spoon. I like this even as a hot dessert. Its like a hot dense chocolate fondue. The cocoa powder has to be dark and bitter, not the sugary version.

Top Review by Andi Panda

Delicious, once I got it to thicken! I tried this recipe twice: first time it never thickened, so I had to serve it as a weird regular cocoa. Second time it wasn't thickening again. So I made a slurry of 1 tsp cornstarch with (about 1/4 c) milk and added that in (slowly). Totally thickened up after that. Served in demitasse cups with a tiny pinch of cinnamon on top. Will definitely make again, but I'll add the cornstarch at the beginning. Whole milk is probably best, but I used 2% and it was divine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a thick sauce pan.
  2. Mix in the milk, a tbsp at a time until it becomes smooth and then add the rest of the milk at a faster pace.
  3. Heat mixing all the time for about 5 minutes until thick. Pour into 2 cups and serve steaming hot with a spoon on the side.

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