On a cold winter day, there is nothing better than an Orange hot chocolate using our Sugar and Crumbs Coconut Icing Sugar.
It’s finished off topped with billowing whipped cream, marshmallows, grated dark chocolate and slices of candied orange. In fact, with our Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar, you can make this easy recipe in any flavour. If you would like to check our full range of Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars and Cocoa Powders click here.
This recipe is one that you will return to time and time again. Furthermore, hot chocolate is great on Christmas, but perfect for any occasion.
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Ingredients Flavoured Hot Chocolate
1. The cook time given is mainly for the candied oranges so if you want to do this quickly you could just leave them out.
2. The first thing to do is prepare the candied oranges, which takes time but is really simple. First, measure out the water into a frying pan and place on high heat.
3. Add the sugar and stir regularly to dissolve it as the water comes to the boil.
4. Slice the orange as thinly as you can (keep a slice to squeeze the juice into the hot chocolate later, as needed). This recipe only requires one slice to decorate but they’re perfect for decorating cakes or cupcakes and will keep for a few days in the fridge.
5. Once the water is boiling, lay the orange slices in it and turn the heat right down to a simmer.
6. Leave for forty minutes, turning the slices over every now and then.
7. Once the forty minutes are up, remove the slices with tongs, letting any excess syrup drip off and lay on siliconized baking paper to cool and solidify. You might want to fill the frying pan with hot water to soak as the syrup will dry rock hard.
To make the hot chocolate
8. first mix the sugar, Sugar and Crumbs Chocolate Orange Natural Flavoured Cocoa Powder (or any flavour of your choice) and a small splash of the milk to make a thick paste.
9. Measure out how much milk is needed by filling your favourite mug and then emptying it into a small saucepan. Add the chocolate, broken up into squares and warm over a medium heat.
10. Once the chocolate has completely melted, add the paste made with the cocoa powder and stir through the milk until completely combined.
11. Then, add a good squeeze of orange juice from the reserved orange slices and stir through.
12. Pour the hot chocolate into a mug and top with whipped cream, marshmallows and a little grated dark chocolate.
12. Add a slice of candied orange as a finishing touch.