Cioccolata calda is very rich and dense, somewhere on the continuum between a drink and a pudding.
Hot Chocolate Recipe
For our cioccolata calda, pure dark chocolate is combined with hot water at a luxurious ratio of one to one. We serve a side of hot milk with our cioccolata calda for those who prefer a sweeter taste.
Makes 1 serving
- ½ cup (about 4 ounces) chopped unsweetened 58% Belgian chocolate
- 1 ⁄3 cup hot water Place the chocolate in a small saucepan.
Pour the hot water over the chocolate. Stir so that the chocolate melts partially. Place over low heat and cook, stirring, until the chocolate has melted completely and the mixture is just beginning to bubble. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly, 10 to 15 minutes, then return to low heat and reheat, stirring, until hot.