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Nun's Revenge

Annacia *


Fabulous Italian hot chocolate! A life of piety and chastity has to call for something sensual occasionally. This confection is sure to elicit a moan from all who partake. Drinking any of the great Italian-style hot chocolates is almost a religious experience. Over and over again, people who taste this drink for the first time say, "Oh, my God." Is that enough encouragement to give this one a try? Don't overlook the importance of the orange zest or the arrowroot. The oil from the zest gives the chocolate a fresh kick, and the arrowroot thickens the mixture.

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Serves 2 in cappuccino cups or 4 in espresso cups.
10 Min
Stove Top


1/2 c
half-and-half, plus 2 tablespoons half-and-half
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
sugar (or to taste)
2 oz
bittersweet chocolate, chopped (at least 70 percent cacao)
2-4 slice
orange zest (to garnish)


1In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the half-and-half with the arrowroot, whisking until smooth.
2Place the remaining 1/2 cup of half-and-half in a small saucepan over medium heat.
3Bring to a simmer and when the half-and-half begins to bubble around the edges, whisk in the sugar.
4Whisk in the arrowroot mixture until the half-and-half thickens slightly, usually less than a minute.
5Remove from the heat and quickly whisk in the chocolate until smooth.
6Pour into cups, top each with a piece of orange zest, and serve immediately.

About Nun's Revenge

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy