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Orange and Cardamom Spiced Rich and Thick Hot Chocolate

Orange Cardamom Spiced Hot Chocolate is seriously rich and silky smooth hot chocolate. This hot chocolate is perfectly spiced with a hint of orange and cardamom. Cozy up this winter with a delicious mug filled with an ultimate comfort drink orange cardamom hot chocolate to warm your body and soul.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Indian, Italian, Mexican
Keyword: hot chocolate, how to make hot chocolate, orange and cardamom thick hot chocolate, orange hot chocolate, quick and easy hot chocolate, rich and thick hot chocolate recipe, spiced hot chocolate
Servings: 4


  • 2 Cups Whole milk
  • 3/4 cup Dark chocolate/milk chocolate
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 5-6 tbsp Sugar or as per taste
  • 3-4 Green cardamom crushed
  • 1 Orange (use a vegetable peeler to remove just the outer (orange) part of the rind — try to avoid getting any of the white pith underneath)
  • Marshmallows


  • In 1/4th cup of cold milk and add the cocoa powder and whisk it well into a smooth thick cocoa paste.
  • In a small pot and add the milk, crushed cardamom, orange peel, cocoa paste and mix well. Put it on the stove over medium-low heat.
  • Heat the milk until it starts to steam, and small bubbles appear around the edges of the pot. Keep on stirring frequently to keep the milk from scorching on the bottom of the pot.
  • Bring to a simmer, and heat for one minute, stirring, so the milk doesn’t form a skin. Toss in the dark chocolate and continue to simmer, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is melted. Whisk until smooth Remove from heat.
  • Now Place a strainer over the bowl and pour the milk through to remove the cardamom and orange peel.
  • Serve it in your favourite mug with loads of marshmallows or other toppings as desired.


You can store the leftover hot chocolate in the refrigerator and warm up in the microwave or on the stove.