Italian 65% Drinking Chocolate Recipe

We have the very best Chocolate Shop to be found right here in a sleepy little town in Washington State.  It is called Alexanders Chocolates in Dayton, WA.  I was so excited when I saw they shared the recipe for this Italian 65% Drinking Chocolate on facebook.  THIS is the chocolate that will get us in our car to drive an hour just for a 2 ounce shot.  It is that good!  You might be thinking that it sounds like hot chocolate?  Well, you have to taste it to see the difference.  Drinking Chocolate is a thick, rich, dense yet smooth chocolate.  So rich that a small 2 ounce shot is all you need.  This recipe will work best if you find quality shaved chocolate.  While Im sure it would be good with say a “Special Dark” it would be soooo much better with a higher quality.   Give it a try and impress your friends at your next get together!


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Recipe for our Italian 65% drinking chocolate

2 Cups Whole Milk

2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream

9 oz. Shaved Chocolate

Whipped Cream for Top Plus Extra Shaved Chocolate to Garnish


“Excerpt from Alexander’s Chocolates Facebook Page”

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“Measure 2 cups whole milk and 2 cups heavy whipping cream into a large pan. Heat at medium up to about 150 degrees. Place contents of entire 9 ounce can of shaved chocolate into the warmed milk-cream mixture. Stir until chocolate particles appear dissolved. If you have an immersion blender, this will minimize your time at the stove.
Don’t walk away and leave the chocolate mixture until entirely done as the chocolate will accumulate on the bottom of the pan and burn. This makes 16 two-ounce European style servings. Add some whipped cream on top in your cup. Sit back and enjoy the drinking chocolate like most people have never experienced! Salute!”  -Alexanders Chocolates


I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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One Comment

  1. This looks really good. I think I will give it a try when I have company at the holidays.

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