Double-Hot Drinking Chocolate

Double-Hot Drinking Chocolate


  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • cup whipping cream
  • tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3×1-inch strips orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Unsweetened whipped cream


  1. In a heavy medium saucepan, heat the milk, 1 cup cream, brown sugar, orange peel, and cayenne over medium-low heat until just simmering.
  2. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and vanilla; let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and chocolate is melted.
  4. Return to medium-low heat; cook and stir until desired temperature.
  5. Remove orange peel.
  6. Pour into demitasse or small teacups or small mugs and top with a small dollop of whipped cream.

Note:  The dash of cayenne pepper makes the drink extra-warming without being overtly spicy.

Nutrition Facts:

Servings Per Recipe 8, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, vit. A (IU) 648, iron (mg) 3, pro. (g) 4, calcium (mg) 97, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sugar (g) 22, Potassium (mg) 284, fiber (g) 3, sodium (mg) 36, carb. (g) 28, sat. fat (g) 18, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 9, cal. (kcal) 355, Niacin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 57, Folate (µg) 4, Fat, total (g) 29, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0

Yields:  8 – 10 servings or 4-1/2 cups

Time:  25 minutes



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