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Super Decadent Hot Chocolate, Barcelona Style

  • Author: Vicky and Ruth
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Yield: 2-4oz mugs 1x


In Barcelona, specially in the old city, you can enjoy a dreamy thick rich chocolate caliente. This hot chocolate, Barcelona style is absolutely fantastic. Add some hot fresh churros and you are in chocolate heaven.


  • 5 tbsp good quality pure unsweetened cocoa powder (we like mixing 2 different brands to add complexity to the flavor. Here we used Navitas and Lake Champlain unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 cup water


  1. Combine both cocoa powders, sugar and corn starch in a small bowl
  2. Pour COLD water into a small sauce pan, add vanilla extract (if using) cocoa mixture and start cooking at medium low heat, stirring constantly
  3. Cook until it thickens and serve immediately in two small mugs
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Spain


  • Serving Size: 4 ounces
  • Calories: 134
  • Sugar: 25.2
  • Sodium: 3
  • Fat: 1.8
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 34.7
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 2.4
  • Cholesterol: 0