Blood Orange Hot Chocolate

An unexpectedly delicious combination of bright bold citrus flavor combined with warm, rich, dark chocolate. This comforting drink can be prepared in minutes and is a great source of both protein and Vitamin C.

  1. Serves: 1
  2. Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon blood orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon blood orange zest
  • Pinch of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

DIRECTIONS

  • Zest blood orange into small bowl with the sugar. Rub the zest into the sugar to release essential oils.*
  • Melt dark chocolate and coconut milk together in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to avoid burning it.
  • Once melted, reduce to low heat and add remaining ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Simmer ingredients on low for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add Dragon Fruit Marshmallows* (see our recipe page)
  • If you own a foaming wand, foam before serving.*
  • Remove from heat and enjoy!
  • *Optional Steps

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