Orange Hot Chocolate
Orange Hot Chocolate is a twist on the old childhood favorite. Note that this hot chocolate is not sweet. Those who like it sweeter should use a chocolate with a higher sugar content, or add 1 tablespoon sugar with the chocolate.
- 4 cups milk
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped (can substitute semisweet)
- ½ tsp. orange extract
- ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
- Place the milk and cinnamon in a saucepan, and gently heat to just below a simmer, about 180 °F.
- Add the chocolate, and stir while allowing to melt. Do not allow to come to a boil.
- When the chocolate has melted, strain the chocolate milk into another container, add the extracts, and whisk or blend until frothy. Transfer to mugs or heatproof glasses and serve.