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.

Source: Midwest Living

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hands-on:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

355 calories; fat 29g; cholesterol 57mg; saturated fat 18g; carbohydrates 28g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 22g; protein 4g; vitamin a 648.1IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; folate 3.9mcg; vitamin b12 0.3mcg; sodium 36mg; potassium 284mg; calcium 97mg; iron 2.5mg.
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