Recipe

Spiced & spiked hot chocolate

A range of spices really enhance this hot chocolate

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 2
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Ingredients

  • 2 slices of a medium orange
  • 7 cloves, whole
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 star anise, whole
  • 1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 cup spiced rum
  • 150 grams dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups milk
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve

Method

  • 1
    Cut 2 slices from a medium orange. Stud the white pith of each slice with cloves.
  • 2
    Place orange slices, water, star anise, brown sugar and spiced rum in a small saucepan. Simmer gently over low heat until syrupy. Remove orange, cloves and star anise, reserving to serve.
  • 3
    Add dark chocolate, stirring until melted and smooth.
  • 4
    Stir in milk and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  • 5
    Pour into two large mugs. Top with vanilla ice cream, orange slices and star anise.

Notes

If you desire even more chocolate decadence, replace vanilla ice cream with choc chip ice cream.