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Hot Chocolate Spanish Style Recipe

Delicious Hot Chocolate Spanish Style recipe to make during the cold season. Serve it with churros or other little favorite pastries.

Cup of hot chocolate with spoon and churros in the background

Credit photo:  Oscar Nord

Spanish Hot Chocolate- Are you ready to make it?

If you visit Spain, you HAVE to try Hot Chocolate or Chocolate a la Taza. I mean, you really have to!

No restaurant or bar would not have it, and it is one of the most delicious things I tried while on vacation in Spain this year for the holidays.

You can order it any time of the day, and it is the perfect treat on a cold day.

As I live in Minnesota, you can imagine that there really is a need for hot chocolate around here. Boy, it’s cold! Very cold!

Lucky me, I got some chocolate from Spain to declare myself happy for a while because I can whip a mug right now and share it with you.

I know you want it, especially the ones who live like me in the frozen tundra.

hot chocolate- Spanish style overhead picture of cups of chocolate with tea towel and laddle

Credit photo: Erol Ahmed

The texture of the hot chocolate in Spain is thicker than other hot chocolates out there, and they always serve it with churro pastries that you can dip into your chocolate.

However, if you don’t have churros, doughnuts, or any other favorite pastry would work great with it.

The Spanish people add a pinch of cornstarch into it to make it thicker. It is served super hot, and it is DELICIOUS!

Make sure you use high-quality chocolate. The difference is in taste and the quality of ingredients, as always.

cocoa powder in a cup with chocolate pieces around

So, as I was telling you earlier, my Spanish style hot chocolate is ready to be enjoyed. On the couch. Wrapped in a blanket. 

I don’t care anymore how cold it is outside! My hot chocolate will keep me warm, no matter what! What about you? Are you going to make some?

Interested in more Spanish recipes?

Carne Con Tomate (Meat in Tomato Sauce)

Spanish Orange-Almond Flan

Spanish potato salad (Ensaladilla Rusa)

 hot chocolate- Spanish style - over head picture of a cup with chocolate on white plate

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Hot chocolate Spanish style

For this recipe, you will need some good quality chocolate( look for some European dark chocolate or Mexican one)- I used this brand and also a very pretty mug (so you can sip your hot chocolate in style).

Yield: 4 servings

Hot Chocolate Spanish Style Recipe

Hot Chocolate Spanish Style Recipe

Delicious Hot Chocolate Spanish-style recipe to make during the cold season. Serve it with churros or other little favorite pastries.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • For 2 cups of Hot Chocolate:
  • 2 cups/500 ml whole milk
  • 6 oz/175g dark or semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch or tapioca
  • sugar to your taste
  • Optional:
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • a pinch of black pepper


  1. Dissolve the cornstarch into the milk.
  2. Add sugar to your taste.
  3. Chop chocolate.
  4. Transfer the milk to a pot and warm it up on medium heat, mixing continuously.
  5. Add the chocolate and let it melt.
  6. Optional: Add the cinnamon and the black pepper.
  7. Keep mixing. You should obtain a smooth thick mixture.
  8. Pour it into cups and serve hot.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 3gSugar: 33gProtein: 6g

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