Spanish Hot Chocolate Recipe


Spanish Hot Chocolate Recipe

How To Make Spanish Hot Chocolate

This recipe Spanish hot chocolate is made with just five ingredients. It yields a thick and gooey drink that’s perfect for cold nights.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 6 oz dark chocolate
  • 2⁄3 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp white sugar, (optional)
  • 1⁄2 tsp cayenne pepper, (optional)


  1. Chop the chocolate into half-squares.
  2. Pour the milk into a medium saucepan and add the cornstarch. Whisk until the cornstarch is dissolved.
  3. For a sweeter hot chocolate, add the sugar. Whisk until dissolved.
  4. Put the saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until it starts to boil. Remove from heat.
  5. Add the chocolate to the saucepan and stir until completely melted. If the milk cools too soon, return it to the heat.*
  6. To add a kick of spice to the hot chocolate, add the cayenne pepper and whisk to combine.
  7. Taste for sweetness and spice, then adjust as necessary.
  8. Pour or ladle into cups straight away and serve immediately on its own, or with a side of churros. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • *Be careful not to keep over the heat too long, as the mixture will thin.


  • Sugar: 37g
  • :
  • Calcium: 380mg
  • Calories: 796kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 82g
  • Cholesterol: 32mg
  • Fat: 46g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Iron: 11mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 1217mg
  • Protein: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 26g
  • Sodium: 115mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 5422IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
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