This Luxurious Italian Hot Chocolate with Kirsch and Hazelnuts is thick, creamy and the best chocolate fix ever!

Luxurious Italian Hot Chocolate with Kirsch and Hazelnuts

This Luxurious Italian Hot Chocolate with Kirsch and Hazelnuts is thick, creamy and the best chocolate fix ever! Gluten free too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Nicky Corbishley

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 150 g milk (semi-sweet) chocolate chips
  • 4 tsp kirsch
  • 480 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp cornflour/cornstarch

To Serve:

  • 4 tbsp whipped cream
  • 8 kirsch cherries from a jar of cherries soaked in kirsch, threaded onto two cocktail sticks
  • 2 tbsp hazelnuts roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Place the cocoa powder, sugar, chocolate chips, kirsch, and milk in a small saucepan. Heat over a low heat, stirring slowly until the chocolate is melted and the liquid is hot, but not boiling.
  • Mix the cornflour with four tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl to make a slurry.
  • With the hot chocolate still over the heat, slowly pour in the cornflour mixture a little at a time, whilst stirring with a whisk, until you get a thick, but pourable consistency (like custard).
  • Pour the hot chocolate into two cups and spoon on the whipped cream. Sprinkle on the chopped hazelnuts and place a cocktail stick with the cherries on top. Serve immediately.

Notes

Nutritional Information is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 716kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 383mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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