Authentic Italian hot chocolate

A classic holiday drink with a delicious twist!

One of Brian Gluckstein’s favourite holiday drinks is a comforting cup of hot chocolate! Chef Massimo Capra shared a hot chocolate recipe with a decadent twist – it’s italian style! It’s so good it’ll have you saying – is this a drink or a full on dessert?

Even better, he’s got four flavour extras that will help you take your cup of comfort to the next level.


Makes 4/5 large cups:

  1. Mix the Cocoa, sugar, and the starch together in a bowl with a whisk.
  2. Pour the milk over it and mix well. Set the chocolate mix in a saucepan and place on a medium fire, stir constantly with a silicone spatula to prevent burning.
  3. Once the chocolate starts to simmer remove from heat and serve with your favourite topping.


Irish Hot Chocolate

  1. Irish Whisky
  2. Whipped Cream
  3. Chocolate Graham Crumb
  4. Wafer Stick

S’mores Hot Chocolate

  1. Graham Crackers
  2. Marshmallow
  3. Graham Cracker Crumb
  4. Wafer Stick

Bicerin (A classic drink from Turin)

  1. Espresso Coffee
  2. Milk
  3. Whipped Cream

Minted Hot Chocolate

  1. Mint Craqueline Bar
  2. Mint Liquer
  3. Whipped Cream
  4. Fresh Mint Leaves