Autumn Hot Dark Chocolate Recipes: Orange Dream

Autumn Hot Dark Chocolate Recipes: Orange Dream


Welcome to our recipe blog, where we showcase the very best Autumn hot chocolates - the Orange Dream Dark Hot Chocolate. This delicious and warming drink is not only perfect for those crisp, cosy nights but also provides numerous mind and body benefits.

As the leaves turn a golden hue and the air gets cooler, there's no better way to celebrate Autumn than with a rich, velvety cup of hot chocolate. Our Orange Dream Dark Hot Chocolate recipe takes this comfort beverage to the next level by infusing it with zesty orange undertones. Aptly named after its dreamy taste, this hot chocolate variation will soon become your go-to Winter warmer.

  • 120ml GF Oat milk
  • 40ml hot water 
  • 20-25g 80Noir Ultra dark chocolate 
  • half tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • Zest of one medium orange (about 2 tsp)
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. In a saucepan, heat almond milk over low heat.
  2. Once warm, add the dark chocolate beads and whisk until melted.
  3. Stir in maple syrup, orange zest, and a pinch of sea salt.
  4. Continue to cook for another minute or two until the mixture is heated through but not boiling.
  5. Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy.

Mind & Body Benefits:

The Orange Dream Dark Hot Chocolate is more than just a treat for your taste buds. It also has some incredible benefits for your mind and body:

1. Antioxidant Power: The dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants like flavonoids, which protect your cells from damage and can help reduce inflammation.
2. Mood Enhancer: Dark chocolate is known to increase serotonin levels in the brain, creating an uplifting effect on mood.
3. Immunity Booster: The vitamin C present in oranges helps to strengthen your immune system and fight off colds.
4. Relaxation Aid: The warm, soothing nature of this drink helps reduce stress and promote relaxation.


1. Can I make this recipe vegan?
- Absolutely! You can use a non-dairy milk alternative such as almond, soy, or oat milk.

2. What type of dark chocolate should I use?
- Choose a high-quality dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content for best results and flavour. We recommend 80Noir Ultra (of course!) but feel free to experiment 

3. Can I add extra sweetness?
- If you prefer a sweeter drink, try adding a touch of honey, maple syrup, or your preferred sweetener.

4. Can I make a larger batch?
- You can easily double or triple this recipe to serve more people or store leftovers in the refrigerator for later consumption.

5. How do I store leftover hot chocolate?
- You can store any leftover hot chocolate in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply warm it up on the stovetop over low heat until hot but not boiling.

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