A Taste of Spain: Spanish Drinking Chocolate

A Taste of Spain: Spanish Drinking Chocolate

A Taste of Spain

The summer after I graduated from university in 2012, I went to Barcelona for the first time. Spain left a lasting impression on me, from Gaudi's architecture to its strikingly beautiful people to its paella to it's xurros y xocolat. Specifically the drinking chocolate— so rich, so decadent, so indulgent that it put to shame any former notion of hot chocolate I once had. When I arrived back in Los Angeles, I could think of little else whenever I had an inkling for chocolate.


And so for this week's "Taste of the World," I give you "A Taste of Spain."


I've tried a few recipes, but my favorite is from The Spruce. I've included the recipe below, but you can tweak the measurements of the ingredients to suit your taste. Oh, and it's one of the simplest things I've ever made! 



  • MILK ○ 2-3 cups (250 ml.)○ 

  • CORNSTARCH ○ 1/2 tsp ○ 

  • DARK CHOCOLATE ○ 3 oz ( 93 g) ○

  • SUGAR ○ 1/3 - 1/2 cup ○



1. Pour milk into saucepan.

2. Whisk cornstarch until completely dissolved.

3. Heat on medium until it boils.

4. Stir in chocolate until melted.

5. Add sugar if desired.

6. Pour and indulge!

(Whenever I cook, aesthetics make a significant impact on how much I enjoy my time in the kitchen. I especially love cooking with my kitchenware from Anthropologie, but you can get similar and equally lovely dupes from Amazon, such as this set of white latte bowls.)