How can I recreate the thick, creamy hot chocolate of Italy?

A great writer who lived in Italy said they use potato flakes!

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sdebrango
sdebrango November 27, 2011

Here is an interesting article and info on to make it. The writer is probably right in the article it say's they use either flour or cornstarch I guess potato flakes could also be used:
http://www.italymag.co.uk/italy-featured/guarda/cioccolata-calda-hot-chocolate-italy

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sdebrango
sdebrango November 27, 2011

Its more like a thinish pudding than the beverage we know as hot chocolate.

mrslarkin
mrslarkin November 27, 2011

I made some this morning!! Here's my recipe: http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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sdebrango
sdebrango November 27, 2011

Thats wonderful, saved it. Have not made thick hot chocolate for a while. This will hit the spot1

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Franzese
Franzese November 29, 2013

You buy the authentic Italian Product - and flow the directions on the back. Franzese Italian Hot Chocolate - by Franzese Cafe Italiano at Nordstrom or on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A16310101%2Cp_4%3AFranzese%20Cafe%20Italiano

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Maedl
Maedl November 30, 2013

I made it several years ago. I used an 82 percent chocolate, a combination of cream and milk, and I believe I used agar-agar. It was excelent.

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