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Italian Hot Chocolate with Orange Whipped Cream

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HotChocolate3Orange with chocolate is a flavor that the Italians love, as anyone who has visited that country knows. They also like to pile on the cream. Here, the whipped cream topping the hot chocolate is enriched with orange zest.

Italian Hot Chocolate with Orange Whipped Cream

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons sugar
3 cups whole milk
Zest from 1 orange
1 cup whipped cream, for garnish

[amazon-product]1558322906[/amazon-product]In a double boiler over low heat, warm the chocolate and sugar until melted. Turn off the heat. Slowly whisk in the milk until fully combined.

Lightly fold orange zest into the whipped cream. Pour the hot chocolate into 4 mugs and top each with a dollop of orange whipped cream. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

From “Hot Chocolate” by Fred Thompson

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