Spice up your life and cosy on down with this delicious, sweet-scented, hot-bellied orange cocoa.
Use good quality 100% cocoa for the full chocolate whack and sweeten to your liking with orange blossom honey.
Recipe for 2 decent sized mugs.
What to use:
700ml milk (or 2 of your chosen mug fulls)
Zest of 1 large orange
1 cinnamon stick
80g 100% cocoa (grated if Willy's cacao etc)
Small thumb of fresh ginger, roughly chopped
Orange blossom honey
To serve - whipped cream, candied orange peel, orange zest, crystallised ginger, ground cinnamon, grated cacao
What to do:
Warm the milk on a low/medium heat with the orange zest, cinnamon stick and ginger.
Bring to a gentle simmer and let it all mingle for a few minutes.
Add the cocoa/cacao and stir to melt through, be careful not to let it sit on the bottom of the pan for too long. Add the honey, half a teaspoon at a time to taste, whisk through.
Use a tea strainer when pouring into your mugs, add cream and tasty toppings to your hearts content.
Serve immediately - take care sipping hot drinks through cool cream!
Hope you enjoy this autumnal belly warmer, for an extra (over 18s) kick try adding Grand Marnier.