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


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

355 calories; 29 g total fat; 18 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 36 mg sodium. 284 mg potassium; 28 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 22 g sugar; 4 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 648 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 4 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 97 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;