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.
150g dark chocolate
450ml of milk
200ml of cream
Zest of one orange
1 tablespoon of caster sugar
Add the milk, cream and orange zest to a saucepan and place over a medium heat.
Bring to just before the boil and then take off the heat.
Add the chocolate and sugar and mix through until the sugar has dissolved.
Strain through a sieve to catch the zest and then pour into glasses and enjoy!