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Mulled Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 6
During the holidays, add aromatic flavor to your mugs of hot chocolate with cinnamon, allspice, and orange peel.


Source of recipe: Chef Scott Campbell, Avenue Restaurant, New York, NY


  • 1 quart low-fat chocolate milk
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole allspice or 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Rind from
  • 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 orange
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream ((optional))
  • Additional orange peel ((optional))


  • Cut the skin off 1/2 orange and remove the pith. Thinly slice orange peel and set aside.
  • Pour low-fat chocolate milk into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add sugar, cinnamon sticks, allspice and orange rind. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add chocolate chunks and cook mixture over low heat 3 to 5 minutes or until chocolate melts. Carefully pour mixture through a metal strainer to remove spices. Stir in vanilla. Pour into individual mugs and top with whipped cream and additional orange peel, if desired.
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