Citrus Hot Chocolate
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup half-and-half
- 2 strips orange peel
- 2 strips lemon peel
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, very finely chopped
- Brandy, to taste
- Limoncello, to taste
- Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish
In a small saucepan, heat milk, half-and-half, orange peel and lemon peel until just simmering, simmer for about 2 minutes to infuse citrus flavor, being careful not to boil.
Remove peel, add chocolate, whisking until melted. Add brandy and/or limoncello, to taste.
Serve in mugs with a dollop of whipped cream.
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, 2005