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grown-up hot chocolate

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Echo Day
Covington, TN

In the amount of time it would normally take to microwave the water, mix in the packet, and let it cool enough to be drinkable, I made real hot chocolate. It’s so, so easy. And especially tasty when you have made it yourself, I promise. And don’t forget to enjoy the fruits (chocolates?) of your labor. Because homemade doesn’t have to be tedious. But don't let it sit too long before drinking it - the chipotle gets stronger the longer you wait!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Warm, thick, and creamy, this hot chocolate is everything it should be. What makes this a little more "grown-up" is that it isn't overly sweet and has a touch of spice. The nutmeg and chipotle flavors are faint and just the right touch. Orange zest is the perfect complement to the other flavors. A special homemade hot chocolate.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For grown-up hot chocolate

  • 2 c
  • 4 oz
    bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 pinch
    chipotle powder
  • 1 pinch
  • orange zest

How To Make grown-up hot chocolate

  • Milk and chocolate in a saucepan.
    To prepare, combine milk and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Chipotle powder and orange zest added to melted chocolate.
    Whisk constantly until the chocolate melts and the mixture comes to a simmer. Then whisk in chipotle powder and orange zest.
  • Hot chocolate dusted with nutmeg.
    Pour into cups. Dust with nutmeg and serve.