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Two mugs of hot chocolate, next to a jug fo milk and shots of spiced rum

Orange hot chocolate

Published: February 9, 2021 at 1:32 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2-3

This rich and creamy hot chocolate comes with zingy notes of orange and intensity from dark chocolate. Add an extra layer of luxury if you like with a tot of spiced rum


Enjoy this comforting mug of orange hot chocolate, then check out our luxury hot chocolate, boozy hot chocolate, Baileys hot chocolate and more indulgent hot chocolate recipes. Looking for a dairy-free version? Try our vegan hot chocolate.


  • 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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