Jaffa Hot Chocolate

Autumn has been cool here in Melbourne. Today feels decidedly wintery and officially recorded as the coldest easter sunday on record since 1943.  Taking refuge inside from the rain I draw comfort from the simple pleasures in life, a good book and a hot drink.

There is absolutely nothing more soothing to your senses than deeply inhaling the steam rising from a mug of liquid hot chocolate flavoured with orange. This flavour pairing of orange and chocolate is colloquially known as Jaffa and makes the perfect drink for a miserable afternoon!

You wont need to wait another 80 years to enjoy this beauty as winter is coming! Make sure to share one of the recipes below and next time friends pop over make your favorite jaffa hot chocolate. Why not top the cup with whipped cream a light dusting of cocoa then decorate with grated orange or dehydrated oranges for an indulgent afternoon treat. Just sensational!

Spiked Jaffa Hot Chocolate


  • 200ml milk
  • 25g dark chocolate chopped (70% dark Lindt chocolate)
  • 25ml Bitter Orange simple syrup
  • 15ml Cointreau
  • 1Tbs whipped cream
  • grated orange
  • Dutch cocoa


  1. Heat milk and chocolate in the microwave for 2 min
  2.  Stir well or whisk until the chocolate is melted and mixed
  3. Add 25 ml (1Tbs) of bitter orange syrup
  4. Divide chocolate milk up among 4 cups
  5. Option to add a dollop of whipped cream to each cup, dust with cocoa and arrange orange garnish ontop
  6. Serve immediately

Jaffa Balls Hot Chocolate



  1. Crush the balls into small pieces and at the bottom of a jug or large mug
  2. Pour over milk and heat for 2 min until steaming
  3. Stir up the chocolate from the bottom and mix into the milk
  4. Reheat to make sure that until the chocolate balls have dissolved
  5. Stir or whisk the drink then strain out any remaining solids
  6. Pour the hot chocolate into a cup and enjoy


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