Spiced Hot Chocolate with Orange

Spiced Hot Chocolate with Orange

Serves 8

This warming beverage is creamy and slightly sweet with a pleasant kick at the finish. Use whatever milk your prefer, dairy or non, and gather around the fireplace to enjoy.

  • 8 cups 2% milk, soy milk or hemp milk
  • 7 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into small pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, more to taste
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 8 ounces (1/2 pound) dark chocolate, at least 65% dark
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Combine milk, cloves, cinnamon, cayenne, sugar and orange zest in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a gentle simmer, taking care it does not come to a boil. Stir occasionally and keep over low heat for 15 minutes to allow spices to infuse. Chop chocolate and transfer to a heat-proof pitcher or bowl. Strain hot spiced milk mixture into pitcher and stir well to melt chocolate. Pour into mugs and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: About 1 cup, 300 calories (130 from fat), 14g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 32g sugar), 9g protein
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