Christmas hot chocolate

Christmas hot chocolate

Treat yourself to the ultimate Christmas hot chocolate, infused with festive flavours such as cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with squirty cream or your favourite toppings
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  1. Step 1

    Put the cocoa powder in a heatproof jug and mix in just enough milk to make a paste. Pour the rest of the milk into a pan and warm over a low heat until just simmering. Stir in all of the spices and the orange peel and leave for 30 mins to infuse.
  2. Step 2

    Remove the whole spices and orange peel from the infused milk and bring back up to a simmer (being careful not to boil). Whisk the hot milk mixture into the cocoa paste until smooth, then pour back into the pan. Add the brown sugar, cream and chocolate, and heat gently over a low heat, stirring until everything is combined. Serve in mugs topped with squirty cream and any other toppings of your choice.