Best Italian Hot Chocolate Powder & Mix Cioccolato Caldo

If you have a savory sweet tooth for delicious Italian hot chocolate like myself then you are in luck. Rayluca Chocolate is bringing Italy and the Swiss Alps right to your doorstep with quality thick and delicious real Italian hot chocolate.

This brings back memories to anyone who has traveled or lived in Italy or Europe! If you have never experienced an authentic Italian hot chocolate blend you can order your bag today and follow my instructions below on how to make the best cup of Italian hot chocolate. This is also a part of our vegan gift basket.


Difference Between Italian Hot Chocolate VS American Hot Cocoa

Hot chocolate and hot cocoa are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Italian hot chocolate, or Cioccolata Calda, is a thick and creamy chocolate drink made with high-quality cocoa powder and organic ingredients. It has a rich and velvety texture and is often served in small cups or mugs. Italian hot chocolate is a staple of Italian cafes and bakeries, and it is enjoyed as a breakfast or dessert drink.

In contrast, American hot cocoa is a thinner and sweeter chocolate drink made with low quality cocoa powder, refined sugar, and milk or water. It has a lighter texture and is often served in large mugs or thermoses. American hot cocoa is a popular winter drink, and it is often associated with cozy nights by the fire and snow days. 

The main difference between Italian hot chocolate and American hot cocoa is the quality of the chocolate and the texture of the drink. Italian hot chocolate is made with high-quality chocolate that has a high percentage of cocoa solids and fat, which gives it a rich and intense chocolate flavor. American hot cocoa has a lower percentage of cocoa solids and fat and is often sweetened with refined sugar, and other unnatural filler ingredients and flavored with vanilla or cinnamon.

Rayluca Italian Hot Chocolate Ingredients (Cioccolato Caldo)


VEGAN VERSION: Organic Belgian dark chocolate (cocoa solids, cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, coconut sugar) vanilla powder, Belgian organic cocoa powder.

MILK VERSION: Organic Milk Chocolate, premium organic whole milk, coconut sugar, vanilla powder, Belgian organic cocoa powder.

Everything is with organic, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan chocolate, gluten-free, and soy-free ingredients.


Add 1 cup of plant-based milk (oat milk is a good choice) to a pot, bring it to the stage of boil temperature. Turn off the fire, add 2-3 big spoons of the mixture in the milk (no need to add extra sugar). Turn on the fire on a lower temperature (very important) stir for 30 sec to 1 min, until you reached your ideal thickness. 

What you will need: pot, measuring cup, silicone spatula and optional manual frothier.

Buy Italian Hot Chocolate Mix Online

You can purchase our delicious Italian hot chocolate mix right from our website for $30 and have it shipped right to your door. I also suggest you watch this video on the best way to make the best cup of Italian hot chocolate right at home.

This is one of top selling products and for good reason. The feedback has been overwhelming and we hope you enjoy the delicious taste of our original, all organic one of a kind blends. We have Italian hot chocolate packets for both Vegan or Non Vegan options.