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Double-Hot Drinking Chocolate

Double-Hot Drinking Chocolate

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  • Makes: 8 to 10 servings
  • Yield: 4 1/2 cups
  • Hands On 20 mins
  • Total Time 25 mins

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This isn't a watery cocoa for the kids on movie night. It's a fully adult dessert that you just happen to sip from a cup. A dash of cayenne pepper makes the drink extra-warming without being overtly spicy.


  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 3x1-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. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and vanilla; let stand 5 minutes. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and chocolate is melted. Return to medium-low heat; cook and stir until desired temperature. Remove orange peel. Pour into demitasse or small teacups and top with a small dollop of whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

(Double-Hot Drinking Chocolate)

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

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