Orange Hot Chocolate

Orange Hot Chocolate - Recipe

Nothing gives ultimate comfort than a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter night. And when this creamy, rich beverage is infused with fresh orange, it just takes everything up a notch. Make this decadent drink at your home with this fuss-free recipe.

Orange Hot Chocolate - Photography

I wanted my last recipe of 2019 something festive and rich. And hot chocolate sounded perfect! But it just couldn't be simple hot chocolate right? I thought, why not make it richer and bolder with notes of fresh orange. So bringing your way today a luscious Orange-infused Hot Chocolate which is made from scratch without the use of any extract. This is the best thing you can make yourself this Winter, trust me. 

You can find a step-by-step recipe in my Instagram Highlights.

Orange Hot Chocolate - Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 50g semi-sweet/dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 1 orange's peel
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice


  1. In a pot, add milk and the orange peels and bring it to a simmer.
  2. Turn off heat and let sit for 30 - 60 mins covered. The more you let the milk rest, the more flavoured with orange it will get.
  3. Remove orange peels and add chocolate, cinnamon powder, sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk well. Put back on flame over medium heat and cook till the chocolate melts. Keep stirring in between.
  4. When the milk starts to simmer and the chocolate has melted, add the orange juice. Mix and cook on low heat for 5 mins.
  5. Pour into mugs and dust with some cocoa powder and orange zest. Serve hot.


  • Don't add the orange juice in the beginning or the milk might curdle.
  • This recipe serves one.

Orange Hot Chocolate