Cinnamon Orange Hot Cocoa Recipe

How many of you drink hot cocoa? I know that I do and during the late Fall through the Winter season, I drink it almost every day. I will drink classic hot cocoa more often than not, but I also enjoy some of the non-traditional flavors too.

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Cinnamon Orange Hot Cocoa Recipe

Cinnamon Orange Hot Cocoa Recipe

1 cup fresh squeezed Limoneira orange juice
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cups non-dairy milk
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
3 tbsp real maple syrup
1 pinch sea salt

Directions: Juice a Limoneira navel orange. Add cinnamon sticks and orange juice to a small pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Then remove the cinnamon sticks, and add the milk, maple syrup, cacao powder and just a pinch of sea salt. Whisk everything together until the hot cocoa is silky smooth. Finally, place back on the stove and heat until bubbling. Pour into mugs, top with just a couple of marshmallows (to taste) or even a cinnamon stick, and just a dash of navel orange zest as a finishing touch. Serve and enjoy!

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Comments

  1. This sounds like such a yummy combo that I just have to try this. I love hot chocolate during these cold winter months.

  2. Cathy Jarolin says:

    This really is a different way to make Hot chocolate. I really can’t even begin to imagine what it tastes like! lol~ I love Chocolate Candy with orange jelly or orange cream inside. So I would probably like it .. I know that your recipes are always yummy .. Thank You for Sharing your recipe.

  3. Peggy Nunn says:

    I have not thought of adding anything orange to hot chocolate. But if you think of chocolate candy that has an orange filling…. it is a very good combination. I will have to try that. Thank you for the recipe.

  4. I like cinnamon in hot chocolate but have never tried it with orange. I like orange chocolate bars so this would be yummy.

  5. Oh my goodness, the idea of Hot Cocoa and orange combined sounds magical! We have had chilly days, yes even in Florida it gets chilly, and this drink sounds delicious. Also, I have not considered putting cinnamon is hot cocoa; great idea.

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