Orange & Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

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I must be honest but I’m not the biggest fan of hot chocolate, and now you’re probably wondering why on earth am I posting a hot chocolate recipe?!  However, every so often I really fancy a hot chocolate on a cold evening so I was experimenting the other evening with flavours and came up with this little beauty.

If you have had a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, then drinking this hot chocolate reminds me of one of those, which I’m very happy about since I can’t have chocolate oranges anymore!

I use quite a bit of orange peel in this recipe but if you’re not a big orange fan then I’d scale back and remove the orange peel before serving.  I find if you leave the peel in whilst drinking the hot chocolate the flavour gets more intense.

Orange hot choc

Serves 1


-1 mug of dairy free milk – I use almond milk but any kind would work

-1 tsp. cacao powder

-1/2 tsp. honey or maple syrup

-1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

-peel from half a small orange

How To Make

Place all the ingredients in a pan and place over a medium heat, stirring often.

Once the contents are hot (do not boil) pour into a mug.  You can remove the orange peel at this stage if you prefer but I like to keep it in the hot chocolate to get a proper orange burst of flavour whilst I’m drinking it.

You can top with a cinnamon stick and finely grated orange zest sprinkled over the top before serving.

Enjoy 🙂


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