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Citrus Hot Chocolate

  • Yield: 2 servings


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 strips orange peel
  • 2 strips lemon peel
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, very finely chopped
  • Brandy, to taste
  • Limoncello, to taste
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream, for garnish


  • In a small saucepan, heat milk, half-and-half, orange peel and lemon peel until just simmering, simmer for about 2 minutes to infuse citrus flavor, being careful not to boil. Remove peel, add chocolate, whisking until melted. Add brandy and/or limoncello, to taste.
  • Serve in mugs with a dollop of whipped cream.