Spanish Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is a traditional hot drink that helps us warm up on the coldest days of autumn and winter.

In my memory I associate this comforting drink with moments of happiness and comfort on winter days. If I close my eyes and think of a cup of hot chocolate, the following images come to mind: blanket, fireplace, snow, churros, buñuelos, Spanish Kings´ Cake (Roscón de Reyes), Christmas… what about you?

Homemade Spanish Hot Chocolate

Spanish hot chocolate is especially thick and delicious. Not only is a drink on it´s own, but also you can dip delicious homemade churros, buñuelos (Spanish doughnuts) or Roscón de Reyes in it for breakfast or afternoon snack.

hot chocolate recipe

There are three days according to Spanish tradition to eat these sweet treats with hot chocolate: buñuelos on Christmas, churros con chocolate on New Year’s Day and Roscón de Reyes on Three Kings´ Day (January 6). But now that you have these recipes in our blog, you can eat them whenever you want!

homemade spanish hot chocolate recipe

You can find ready-to-make Spanish hot chocolate in any supermarket, but it is worth making it at home for its authentic flavor and ease of preparation.

homemade hot chocolate

This hot chocolate recipe contains cornstarch to give the chocolate that special thick texture that makes you can’t wait to take the next sip.

How to Make Homemade Spanish Hot Chocolate

1. In a saucepan, add 2 cups of whole milk and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar over medium-high heat until boiling. Stir a little so that the sugar dissolves.

2. In a separate saucepan or bowl, add 1¼  cup of whole milk and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Stir until the cornstarch dissolves.

3. As soon as you see the first bubbles, add 200 grams of dark chocolate (52% cocoa) into the sweetened milk. Stir with a wooden spoon so that the chocolate doesn´t stick and melts completely.

4. Once the chocolate has melt, pour in the cold milk with cornstarch and continue stirring with the spoon. You will see that the chocolate is getting thicker.

5. As soon as you see the chocolate mixture boiling, remove it from the heat and keep stirring for 3 minutes or until all the lumps have disappeared and you have achieved the desired thickness. Et voilà… you have just made a delicious homemeade Spanish hot chocolate to enjoy on winter evenings! It is the perfect partner to homemade churros or buñuelos.

If you want to reduce the thickness of the chocolate, you can add just one tablespoon of cornstarch, instead of two, or add a little more milk.

Did you like this recipe? You can try making other chocolate desserts such as chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie, chocolate truffles or this chocolate cake.

Spanish Hot Chocolate Recipe

Hot chocolate is a traditional hot drink that helps us warm up on the coldest days of autumn and winter. Spanish hot chocolate is the perfect companion to churros and buñuelos.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Accompaniment, Drinks
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 5 people
CALORIES 320 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 gr dark chocolate (52% cocoa)
  • cups whole milk (750 ml)
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar (15 gr)
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch (15 gr)

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, add 2 cups of whole milk and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar over medium-high heat until boiling. Stir a little so that the sugar dissolves.
  • In a separate saucepan or a glass, add 1¼ cup of whole milk and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Stir until the cornstarch dissolves.
  • As soon as you see the first bubbles, add 200 grams of dark chocolate (52% cocoa) into the sweetened milk. Stir with a wooden spoon until chocolate melts.
  • Pour in the cold milk with cornstarch and keep stirring.
  • As soon as you see the chocolate boiling, remove it from the heat and continue stirring for 3 minutes or until all the lumps have disappeared. Et voilà… you have just made a delicious homemeade Spanish hot chocolate to enjoy on winter evenings!

NUTRITION

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 0.02mg
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Hi! My name is Blanca, and I am an Interior Architect by day. And by … morning, noon and night, I’m Mom of two little angels!! I love desserts and, in my spare time, I make all kind of sweet treats and write about it on my blog.




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