Rich Dark Hot Chocolate | DonalSkehan.com, My favourite hot chocolate recipe.
  • drinks

Rich Dark Hot Chocolate

December 22

This hot chocolate recipe not only produces a wonderfully thick and frothy drink but I add orange zest to add something a little Christmassy to it.  You can also make this with milk chocolate if you have a sweet tooth.  Serve it with some chocolate truffles and it will get you instantly in the Christmas spirit.


  • serves Serves 2
  • time 10 mins


  1. 1. Add the milk, cream and orange zest to a saucepan and place over a medium heat.
  2. 2. Bring to just before the boil and then take off the heat.
  3. 3. Add the chocolate and sugar and mix through until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. 4. Strain through a sieve to catch the zest and then pour into glasses and enjoy!

Rate this recipe

Average rating 5 / 5. Vote count: 1

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this recipe.


150g dark chocolate

450ml of milk

200ml of cream

Zest of one orange

1 tbsp of caster sugar