Hot chocolate orange powder

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Hot chocolate orange powder

Suitable for vegans
Category Drinks
Makes 1 bag/15 servings

Preparation 10 mins + drying time
Cooking n/a

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Upcycle a little junk shop jug to hold 
your bag of extra-special hot chocolate powder. You can omit the orange peel, if you prefer. You can use plain, milk or even white chocolate.
Go vegan: Simply ensure your chocolate bar of choice is dairy-free, and make your hot chocolate with soya milk (choose supermarket own-brands).


  • 1 orange
  • 1–2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 400g good quality chocolate
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar


Stage 1

Using a potato peeler, pare the zest from the orange and put it to dry out in a very cool oven (when you've been making meringues) or hang it over a radiator or Aga. When it is dry, grind it finely.

Stage 2

Grate the chocolate. Add the cinnamon, sugar and a teaspoon of the dried orange zest and mix well. Put your cellophane bag into the clean jug (if using), fill up with the chocolate mixture then tie the top tightly.

Stage 3

COOK'S TIP Tie a label to the jug with 
the recipe for the perfect hot chocolate: 
'For 1 mug: warm some milk, whisk in 
4 tablespoons of chocolate powder until melted and smooth, and enjoy.'


Hot chocolate orange powder


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Recipe author

Published by: Vegetarian Living
Recipe and styling: Sarah Beattie
Photography: Michael Dannenberg

Nutritional info

Nutritional values are per serving.

  • Calories: 155g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.5g
  • Sugars: 18.5g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Salt: 0.1g

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