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Hot chocolate photography in two clear mugs with whipped cream and marshmallows

Thick Hot Chocolate

Thick and decadent hot chocolate made with three ingredients and in five minutes. Absolutely delicious!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot chocolate, drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Farah Abumaizar


  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 heaped tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup 55-60% chocolate disks or coarsley chopped 150 g


  • Bring the milk to a boil in a medium saucepan set over medium high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium. Add the cornstarch, and whisk to combine. Let it boil for 30 seconds-1 minute.
  • Add the chocolate and whisk until chocolate has melted and completely combined. Let it boil a further 30 seconds or until hot chocolate has thickened into desired consistency.
  • Pour hot chocolate evenly into four cups and top as desired. Enjoy warm!


Recipe loosely adapted from Jacques Torres.
Leftovers last three days in the fridge, tightly covered. Reheat in saucepan or in the microwave.
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Calories: 343kcal