Orange Hot Chocolate
Recipe and photography by Matthew Mead
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Get your cocoa into the spirit of the day by making it from white chocolate.
- 12 oz. premium white chocolate
- 8 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- orange food color
- whipped cream & chocolate nonpareils (for garnish)
Coarsely chop the premium white chocolate, transfer to a medium-size heatproof bowl and set aside. Heat milk in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat, until bubbles begin to form at edge of surface, about 4 minutes.
Immediately pour milk over chocolate.
When chocolate begins to melt, stir until combined. Whisk in vanilla extract and 2 drops orange food color; whisk until a light foam forms on surface. Pour into 10 mugs, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate nonpareils, and serve immediately.
From the book Halloween Tricks and Treats by Matthew Mead (Time Inc. Home Entertainment, 2008).