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  • 300ml whole milk
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 75ml single cream
  • 2 shots (optional) spiced rum


  • STEP 1

    Gently heat the milk and orange zest in a pan until simmering. Take off the heat and leave to infuse for 5 minutes before straining out the zest.

  • STEP 2

    Add the chocolate and leave for 2 minutes before stirring until melted and combined.

  • STEP 3

    Stir in the cream. Return to the heat to warm through, if needed, then pour into mugs and with the rum, if using.

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Hannah GuinnessSub editor and drinks writer

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