European Style Hot Chocolate

European Style Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 mugs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Fancy a hot chocolate but don't want that watery chalky-tasting drink with tons of powder settled at the bottom? This european-style hot chocolate is thick, indulgent and full of real chocolate.


  • 85g (3oz) dark chocolate
  • 85g (3oz) milk chocolate
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp instant espresso powder, optional
  • 1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 480ml (2 cups) milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Break both the dark and milk chocolate into chunks and feed through your KitchenAid Food Grinder into a bowl using the coarse plate. Use the food pusher to help the chocolate through, then remove the plate and scrape out any chocolate around the grinder plate. If you don’t have the KitchenAid Food Grinder, see the notes below.
  2. Sprinkle the granulated sugar and cornflour over the ground chocolate and toss to coat.
  3. Pour the milk into a medium saucepan, add the chocolate mixture and gently heat over a medium heat, until nearly simmering, stirring occasionally to stop a skin from forming.
  4. Whisk in the vanilla extract and serve immediately.


If you don't have a KitchenAid Food grinder, you can either measure out your chocolate first and either:

  • Chop the chocolate as fine as you can manage with a sharp knife.
  • Use a potato peeler to shave the chocolate.
  • Use a cheese grater and grate the chocolate.

Barely adapted from Baking a Moment