Notes: After using the vanilla bean, rinse it, let dry, and store airtight to use again. Use a vegetable peeler to pare orange peel and make chocolate curls.

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Recipe Summary

Makes 4 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a 1- to 2-quart pan, combine milk, vanilla bean, and orange peel. Warm over low heat to blend flavors, about 15 minutes, stirring often; do not boil. Discard orange peel; remove vanilla bean and save (see notes).

  • Add chopped chocolate and caramel sauce to hot milk; stir over low heat until chocolate melts.

  • Pour hot chocolate into mugs (about 8 oz.), top with equal portions of whipped cream, and sprinkle with chocolate curls. Serve with spoons.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; calories from fat 55%; protein 5.8g; fat 18g; saturated fat 11g; carbohydrates 33g; fiber 1.9g; sodium 104mg; cholesterol 34mg.