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Silky Smooth Chocolate Soup

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Somewhere between hot chocolate and warm chocolate pudding, my Chocolate Soup recipe is a perfectly sweet bowl of the chocolate flavor you crave.

Hi Bold Bakers!

If you’re a chocolate lover like me, you like it in things, on things, dressed up or just plain. This recipe for a Silky Smooth Chocolate Soup is a playful take on one of my all-time favorite flavors and textures. Somewhere between rich drinking chocolate and a warm chocolate pudding this is a really fun easy take on a chocolate dessert!

It’s no wonder it was quickly one of the recipes I decided to include in my Bigger Bolder Baking cookbook — and I even made it with my dear friend Kate Martindale, celebrity prop stylist, so be sure to watch the video!

What is Chocolate Soup?

Made of cream, milk, rich bittersweet chocolate and a bit of cornstarch, chocolate soup is almost literally what it sounds like — a melding and melting of the creamy dairy and the chopped chocolate. Topped with freshly whipped cream and some shaved chocolate, this dessert looks fancy and a bit retro but is really fun. It can be eaten with a spoon just like soup or sipped on in a handheld mug, either way, this is my idea of chocolate heaven!

Can I Add Anything Else to It?

This recipe is very simple and made of only 4 basic ingredients that just allow the chocolate to sing on its own. That said, chocolate pairs well with so many flavors. From mint to orange to cinnamon and beyond. If you’d like you can add in an extract or flavor in a small amount for your own variation on my recipe.

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Is Chocolate Soup Served Hot or Cold?

This soup can be served warm which really highlights it’s rich flavor and texture. If you’d like you can also serve it cold, it such a versatile no-fuss chocolate dessert.

Can You Re-Heat It?

Yes! It’s actually really lovely re-heated the next day. All you have to do is gently bring it up to temperature in a saucepan (or warm through in the microwave) then serve up and enjoy!

How Do I Store Chocolate Soup?

Chocolate soup can be covered and stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

How Long Does It Last?

This dessert is a lovely make-ahead chocolate dessert as it can be kept for up to 3 days.


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Chocolate Soup
Silky Smooth Chocolate Soup Recipe

Somewhere between hot chocolate and warm chocolate pudding, my Chocolate Soup recipe is a perfectly sweet bowl of the chocolate flavor you crave.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 3 cups (24floz/675ml) full-fat milk
  • 1 cup (8floz/225ml) heavy cream
  • 2 cups (12oz/340g) chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream for serving
  • Grated chocolate for serving (optional)
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk and cream and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to low, add the chocolate and whisk until the chocolate starts to melt.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and the water together to form a runny paste. This will be stiff at first, but keep mixing until combined and smooth.
  4. When the chocolate mixture comes to a simmer, add the cornstarch paste and cook, whisking continuously, for 1 minute, until the soup is thick and smooth.
  5. Reduce the heat to very low and simmer for 2-3 minutes to cook out the raw taste of the cornstarch.
  6. Turn off the heat and whisk in the salt and vanilla. Pass the soup through a sieve for a smooth silky result.
  7. Divide the soup among six serving bowls and garnish with some freshly whipped cream and grated chocolate if you'd like. Enjoy warm.

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  1. Karen Ciapa on September 15, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    I’m confused ??‍♀️ the recipe is 2-cups chopped chocolate but it says 12oz next to it? Is it 2 cups or 12oz that is needed

    • Gemma Stafford on September 17, 2019 at 8:40 am

      Hi Karen,

      2 cup of chocolate is 12oz so they are the same measurement. Hope this makes sense.


  2. George Haddad on September 6, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Chocolate soup? Sounds yummy thanks for sharing

    • Gemma Stafford on September 7, 2019 at 6:32 am

      It is. I strongly recommend that you try it!

  3. SUZANNE QUALLS on September 6, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Hi Gemma,
    Thanks for such a rapid response.


  4. MarthaJohnson on September 6, 2019 at 7:49 am


    I’m really excited about this recipe! Was wondering if arrowroot flour can be substituted for the corn starch. I am trying to avoid GMO products. Or perhaps you have another “go to” thickener?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 6, 2019 at 10:12 am

      Hi Martha. There are many known substitutes to corn starch and arrowroot flour is one of them. I have not tried it in this recipe but I’m interested in knowing how it goes if you try it.

  5. Keith Rowe on September 5, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Hey Gemma!:)

    How can u go wrong with chocolate in
    the recipe unless your using white chocolate-
    but that’s a story for another day (white chocolate
    Isn’t even real chocolate)….,very anxious in high anticipation for the book to arrive- keith ??

    • Gemma Stafford on September 6, 2019 at 10:53 am

      Hi Keith! I’ve learnt that chocolate, like coffee, is a matter of personal preference. I like chocolate, some kinds more than the others, depending on the recipe I’m making. What’s not to love about chocolates!

      Thank you so much for being with us. I hope your copy arrives soon. Cheers.

  6. Dawn on September 5, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I sure wish you included nutritional details. I am dieting (and will be for a while) but have a hard time figuring that out.

    Or do you know of an app that does it for you? I haven’t found one.

    Love everything you do!
    Keep up the good work.
    Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on September 5, 2019 at 11:02 am

      Hi Dawn,
      I will email you with this,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Dawn on September 5, 2019 at 11:04 am

        Thank you so much!!!!

    • Charlotte on September 9, 2019 at 7:06 am

      Regarding nutritional information. Try My Fitness Pal. I am not the least bit tech savy and I can manage this. Put in the recipe ingredients and amount, how many servings and you get nutritional information. Exactly what you would get on thee ack of any can or package. Hope this helps.

      • Gemma Stafford on September 9, 2019 at 7:22 am

        Thank you for the tip Charlotte. That sounds like an app we can all make use of.

  7. Zoya on September 5, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Gemma I was so excited when I first heard that your cook book was coming but now I couldn’t get it because it cannot be delivered in Pakistan, so sad.

    • Gemma Stafford on September 7, 2019 at 11:53 am

      I’m sorry to hear that. Let me check if there is a way you can get the book there.

  8. SUZANNE QUALLS on September 5, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Hi Gemma,

    This recipe looks and sounds delicious. However, I have a very old fashioned hubby and he would never try this. Do you have a recipe for Chocolate pudding? OR, could I just reduce the milk by 1 cup and turn this into pudding?
    Love your recipes and have tried many of them.


    • Gemma Stafford on September 6, 2019 at 11:17 am

      Hi Suzanne. This is a cross between a chocolate drink and a pudding. If you wish to make it more pudding than soup, then yes, reduce the milk to your desired consistency. I hope this helps.

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