Dark Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate

Created by: Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps

Rich dark chocolate and orange extract give a classic childhood favorite – hot cocoa – an upscale, adult update. With only five ingredients, and one pot, this easy winter time favorite is a cinch to make, and worth every sip of indulgence.

  • 4 cups milk (any kind but skim)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 2 Tbsp. Cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. orange extract
  1. Add milk and cocoa powder to the bottom of a medium pot. Turn the heat on a medium-low and heat until simmering.
  2. Turn the heat down to low, and add chocolate chunks and sugar. Whisk until sugar has dissolved and chocolate has melted, about 5 minutes. Add orange extract.
  3. Ladle into cups and serve!

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