Grand Marnier Hot Chocolate
For a cold winter's evening by the fire. From Gourmet.
- Ready In:
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 cup strained fresh orange juice
- 2 slices orange zest, removed with a vegetable peeler (3-inch)
- 6 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
- grated chocolate (to garnish) (optional)
- 1⁄3 cup Grand Marnier, to taste
- whipped heavy cream, if desired (to garnish)
- In a large saucepan, stir together the half-and-half, the milk, the orange juice, the zest, and a pinch of salt and bring the mixture just to a boil over moderate heat.
- In a small heatproof bowl, whisk together the chopped chocolate and about 2/3 cup of the hot milk mixture until the mixture is smooth and whisk the chocolate mixture into the remaining milk mixture.
- Simmer the hot chocolate, whisking, for 2 minutes, discard the zest, and stir in the Grand Marnier.
- (For frothy hot chocolate, in a blender blend the hot chocolate in batches.) Divide the hot chocolate among heated mugs and garnish each drink with some of the whipped cream and grated chocolate.
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This is wonderful Bev. I love the combination of orange, dark chocolate and grand marnier. Wow, this was decadent, rich, creamy, thick and oh so flavourful. I finished my hot choclate off with whipped cream, sprinkled chocolate and grand marnier over top. This is a treat that I will be making often, with and without the grand marnier. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe Bev.Reply
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