Nun's Revenge Hot Chocolate

A life of piety and chastity calls for something sensual for adults. Yes, you can enjoy the seductive chocolate flavor and thick cream of this Italian chocolate without the loss of other worldly pleasures. But this confection is sure to create a moan from all who partake.
By | December 01, 2013

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces of at least 70% cacao bittersweet high-quality, finely chopped chocolate
  • 2 to 4 strips orange peel

Instructions

Place 1/2 cup milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.

In a small bowl combine the other two tablespoons of half and half, whisking until smooth. When the half and half begins to bubble around the edges, whisk in the sugar. Then whisk in the cornstarch mixture, whisking until the half and half slightly thickens, usually less than one minute.

Remove from heat and quickly whisk in the chocolate, whisk until smooth. Pour into cups, top each with the orange zest, and serve immediately. Best served in small cups with marshmallows and/or whipped cream, if desired.

Makes 2 servings

Adapted from Hot Chocolate by Fred Thompson (Harvard Common Press)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces of at least 70% cacao bittersweet high-quality, finely chopped chocolate
  • 2 to 4 strips orange peel
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