Now, I am not sure what “flavorings” are. But still, the majority of the mixture is cocoa powder and sugar.
The difference between hot chocolate in the United States and Italy is the dense consistency. As you can see, there is starch in the Ciobar product. Now let’s have look at the ingredients in Nestle’s Nesquick product.
Ingredients: sugar, cocoa processed with alkali, soy lecithin, carrageenan, salt, natural flavor, spice. vitamins and minerals: sodium ascorbate (vitamin c), ferric pyrophosphate (iron), niacinamide, zinc oxide, thiamin hydrochloride, copper gluconate, manganese sulfate, biotin.
4 tablespoons non-sweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2-4 tablespoons sugar (depends on the degree of your sweet tooth)
2.5 cups whole milk
8 ounces chopped chocolate (bittersweet, milk or a combo, again depends on taste)
yields 4 cups
1. Mix the cocoa, cornstarch and sugar in a bowl and set aside.
2. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat to just below the simmering point.
3. When the milk is hot, add the cocoa mixture to the milk using a small sifter and stirring with a whisk. Using the sifter and whisk are important to avoid the formation of lumps.
4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the chopped chocolate whisking vigorously until all the chocolate has melted. Return to low heat if necessary, making sure to stir constantly so as not to burn the mixture. Serve immediately.
Wasn’t that easy?!?! Enjoy!