It was rainy the whole day we were on the Cinque Terre hike, so of course, we had to stop at the bar that hangs off the cliff on the Via del Amore going from Riomaggiore to Manarola.
We got one glass of the Cinque Terre grappa and a mug of hot chocolate. The Hot chocolate was phenomenal. The grappa? Yikes! It seriously tasted like nail polish remover smells. So I wouldn’t recommend that.
However, the chocolate was well worth the buy.
Or the make, as the case may be….
Via del Amore Hot Chocolate
2/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. cornstarch
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/2 c. milk
4 lg. egg yolks
2 t. butter
1 t. vanilla
In a medium sauce pan, whisk together sugar, starch, salt and cocoa. Slowly pour in 2 1/2 cups milk…
Separate the yolks from the whites and whisk the yolks into the chocolate mixture.