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Mulled hot chocolate with cinnamon

Mulled Hot Chocolate

Special hot chocolate recipe for special nights.
Course Beverages
Servings 4 people
Calories 493 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 quart chocolate milk
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • tsp ground allspice
  • ½ rind from a whole orange
  • ¼ c sugar
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Cut the skin off an orange, removing the pith. Next, julienne the orange peel and set aside.
  • Pour chocolate milk into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Add sugar, cinnamon sticks, allspice and orange rind. Then remove from heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • After the spices have steeped in the milk, reheat the mixture to a very low heat and add chocolate chunks, stirring occasionally until melted (takes about 3-5 minutes).
  • Carefully pour hot chocolate mixture through a metal strainer to remove spices and finish by adding vanilla extract.
  • Pour into individual mugs and top off hot chocolate with whipped cream and julienned orange peel, if desired.
Keyword hot chocolate