Orange Hot Chocolate Recipe

Love the chocolate orange that you crack and the wedges fall apart? We created an Orange Hot Chocolate recipe to have with our Christmas oranges.

Of course you want to top your orange hot chocolate with a wedge of Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

If it’s not the time of year that you can find them in the stores, they’re almost always available on Amazon.

In fact, Amazon has the minis, which are orange chocolate wedges in a bag. (But then you don’t get the satisfaction of cracking the orange!)

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Orange Hot Chocolate

  • 1 c whole milk
  • ¼ c cream
  • 2 oz Terry’s chocolate orange (more for garnish)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 large orange
  • whipped cream and garnishes
  1. Use a vegetable peeler on the orange peel to make orange zest. (Bigger pieces are easier to remove later. But while you’re at it, why not grate a bit to use as a garnish.)

  2. In a large saucepan, bring milk, cream and orange zest to a simmer over medium heat. (It should steam but not boil.) Turn off heat and cover. Let it sit for 30 minutes. (Or longer if you prefer more orange flavor.)

  3. Remove orange zest with a slotted spoon. Break chocolate into pieces and add it and sugar to the milk. Whisk on medium-low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate and sugar are melted & smooth.

  4. If you like it frothy, blend it in the blender. (Remember that when blending a hot liquid you should only fill blender half full or less, so don’t use the individual sized blender container.)

  5. Serve in a large mug. Garnish with whipped cream, a wedge or two of Terry’s Orange Chocolate and some orange zest, if your grated some.

If you’re in a hurry to make your orange hot chocolate, instead of using orange peel you can add 1/2 tsp of orange extract to the other ingredients. (Taste, and add more if you prefer.)

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