Festive spiced hot chocolate

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
15
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
20
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
½ orange
star anise
cinnamon sticks
800 ml whole milk
200 g bittersweet chocolate chips
whipped cream (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • peeler
  • paring knife
  • cheese cloth
  • kitchen twine
  • pot
  • cooking spoon
  • whisk

Nutrition per serving

Cal
397
Protein
10 g
Fat
24 g
Carb
47 g
  • Step 1/3

    Use a vegetable peeler to peel 2 large pieces of zest from the orange. Use a paring knife to remove any white pith. Add orange zest, star anise, and cinnamon to a piece of cheesecloth and secure with kitchen twine.
    • ½ orange
    • star anise
    • cinnamon sticks
    • peeler
    • paring knife
    • cheese cloth
    • kitchen twine

    Use a vegetable peeler to peel 2 large pieces of zest from the orange. Use a paring knife to remove any white pith. Add orange zest, star anise, and cinnamon to a piece of cheesecloth and secure with kitchen twine.

  • Step 2/3

    Add milk to a pot and bring to a simmer over medium low heat, stirring often. Add spices and let simmer for approx. 5 min. Remove from heat and let steep for approx. 20 min.
    • 800 ml whole milk
    • pot
    • cooking spoon

    Add milk to a pot and bring to a simmer over medium low heat, stirring often. Add spices and let simmer for approx. 5 min. Remove from heat and let steep for approx. 20 min.

  • Step 3/3

    Remove spices and transfer milk back to medium low heat. Add chocolate chips and whisk until chocolate is melted and well combined. Serve immediately with whipped cream, if desired, and enjoy!
    • 200 g bittersweet chocolate chips
    • whipped cream (for serving)
    • whisk

    Remove spices and transfer milk back to medium low heat. Add chocolate chips and whisk until chocolate is melted and well combined. Serve immediately with whipped cream, if desired, and enjoy!