Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Day 87: Blood Orange Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 servings
Time (Start to Finish): 25 min

3 blood oranges
2 cups half and half
¼-1/2 cup chocolate chips

1 cup heavy whipping cream
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp powdered sugar

1. In a bowl, take the heavy whipping cream, cinnamon and powdered sugar and whisk until it becomes whipped cream. Takes about 3 solid minutes. Keep in the fridge to put on top
2. In a pot on the stove, add the half and half and chocolate and whisk until smooth. You can add more half and half if you want it less chocolaty
3. Squeeze the oranges into the pot and stir. Feel free to add zest or extract if you want. You also don’t have to use blood oranges, but they are in season now and yummy!
4. Pour the cocoa into a mug and place the whipped cream on top. Enjoy!

Rating: 3.5 strawberries
Notes: Such a great fall treat. It is thick, yummy, and the whipped cream adds so much flavor and richness. It isn’t as orangey as I wanted it to be, which is a shame, and adding a slice of orange on the side made it actually quite a bit more sensational. I shared this solo, which is ok, and it made me fall right asleep, so it’s a great nightcap. Enjoy with little cookies or a piece of cinnamon toast.

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