Orange scented hot chocolate

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Milk
4 ounces Bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semi-sweet chocolate; chopped
3 \N Strips (2x1-inch) orange peel (orange part only)
½ teaspoon Instant espresso powder or instant coffe powder
⅛ teaspoon Ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in heavy medium saucepan.Stir over low heat until chocolate melts. Increase heat and bring just to a boil, stirring often.

Remove from heat and whisk untily frothy. Return to heat and bring to boil again. Remove from heat; whisk until frothy. Repeat heating and whisking once again. Discard orange peel. (Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Before serving, bring just to boil, remove from heat and whisk until frothy.) Pour hot chocolate into mugs, 2 servings.


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