Pick your Poison: Alcoholic Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate
Where has the sun gone?! I am writing this at the start of June and all we have had for the last 4 days is rain, wind and cold. Has the weather not got the memo it’s meant to be summer?!
Actually, what am I going on about? We live in the UK, we should be used to this weather by now…
Anyhow, I digress. Because the weather has taken such a nosedive, I fancied making something a bit warmer than my recent creations. And so, Alcoholic Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate was born!
Rich, Sumptuous, a real treat. Go on, indulge yourself!
50g Dark Chocolate – broken into pieces (Would also work with Milk Chocolate or even some Terry’s Chocolate Orange!)
25ml Orange Liqueur (Like Cointreau)*
50ml Double Cream
Zest of 1/2 an orange (If you want it to taste more of orange, you can also put a splash of Orange essence in).
*As always, if you want a non-alcoholic version of this drink, just don’t put the alcohol in. It’s just as good without.
- Heat the milk, cream and orange zest in a saucepan until simmering.
- Remove from the heat and pour through a sieve into a jug to remove the orange zest.
- Pour the infused milk mixture back into the pan and add the chocolate, stirring until the chocolate has melted and is really smooth.
- Put the pan back on the heat to warm through then add the orange liqueur. Pour into a mug or cup and serve!