Servings: Makes about 1 cup
  • 2 ounces (1/2 cup) finely ground (in a coffee grinder) or grated bittersweet chocolate ' '
  • 1 cup ' ' milk (for best results, use 2 percent fat or higher)
  • 2 oranges , peel only
  • Whipped cream , for garnish
  • Orange peel or slice, for garnish
  • Directions
    In a saucepan, combine the chocolate and milk, add the orange peels and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Strain the peels and discard. Garnish with whipped cream and orange peel or slice. Serve immediately.

    Recommended ingredient: Buy quality chocolate bars, such as Callebaut and Valrhona—available at grocery stores or online at If you don't want to grind chocolate, Chocolate Bar suggests Jacques Torres Classic Hot Chocolate mix or Wicked Hot Chocolate mix—available at Jacques Torres Chocolate in Brooklyn and Chocolate Bar, or online at