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Citrus Hot Chocolate

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Homemade hot cocoa is not much more work than using a mix, but it is so much more flavorful. This version adds in some citrus flavoring using the zest of oranges and orange liqueur.

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  • Zest of two oranges
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cup 2% or whole milk
  • 2 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon orange liqueur, or 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1 orange, sliced into eight rounds, for serving


Combine orange zest and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and process for about 2 minutes. Place the “orange sugar” in a large saucepan with milk and bring to a simmer over medium low heat. Add chocolate and orange liqueur, whisking until smooth. Strain the chocolate through a sieve and serve into mugs, topping with a slice of orange.

As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Winter 2011) - Subscribe Now.