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Barcelona Hot Chocolate

Oxmoor House
Hands-On time 12 mins
Total time 15 mins
Yield 4 servings
The combination of hot chocolate and espresso is enjoyed in Spain and throughout Europe. This version shows off the chocolate with a hint of orange and isn't as sweet as traditional American-style cocoa drinks.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 ounces good-quality dark or bittersweet (60 to 70 percent cocoa) chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 cup brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 2-inch piece orange rind strip
  • 1/4 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • Cocoa powder (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 177
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 5.4 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 4.4 g
  • carbohydrate 32 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 62 mg
  • calcium 126 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 2/3 cup boiling water and chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan, stirring until chocolate melts. Add milk and next 4 ingredients (through rind); cook over medium-low heat, stirring with a whisk. Heat 5 minutes or until tiny bubbles form around edge of pan, stirring frequently (do not boil). Discard rind. Pour 1 cup mixture into each of 4 mugs. Spoon 1 tablespoon whipped topping over each serving. Dust with cocoa powder, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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