“Nuns Revenge” Fabulous Italian Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (at least 70 percent cacao), chopped
  • 2 to 4 strips orange zest for garnish
  1. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the half-and-half with the arrowroot, whisking until smooth.
  2. Place the remaining 1/2 cup of half-and-half in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. When the half-and-half begins to bubble around the edges, whisk in the sugar. Whisk in the arrowroot mixture until the half-and-half thickens slightly, usually less than a minute.
  3. Remove from the heat and quickly whisk in the chocolate until smooth.
  4. Pour into cups, top each with a piece of orange zest, and serve immediately.