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Orange-Flavored Hot Chocolate

Orange-Flavored Hot Chocolate

This beverage is perfect to serve on a winter evening or after a brisk walk in the cold winter air.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2005

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup hot chocolate and 1 tablespoon whipped topping)
  • Cook time: 5 Minutes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Other: 20 Minutes


  • 2 large navel oranges
  • 4 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup sweet ground chocolate and cocoa (such as Ghirardelli)
  • 6 tablespoons frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • Orange curls (optional)


Carefully remove rind from oranges using a vegetable peeler, making sure not to get any of the white pithy part of the rind. Combine orange rind and milk in a large saucepan, reserving orange pulp for another use. Bring milk mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 20 minutes.

Strain milk mixture through a sieve into a bowl, discarding orange rind. Return milk to pan. Stir in chocolate. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Pour into 6 mugs; top each serving with whipped topping. Garnish with orange curls, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 166
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Protein: 7.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.8g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 114mg
  • Calories from fat: 15%
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Calcium: 219mg

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