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Emeril Lagasse's Triple Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Heavenly Holiday Breakfast

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasse cooks on Good Morning America.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Christmas morning can get busy between gift opening and testing, but don't let breakfast be an afterthought. Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse shared his kicked-up holiday breakfast recipes on "Good Morning America" to make your holiday as delicious as possible. Try his recipe for Triple Chocolate Hot Cocoa below and turn your morning meal into the star of the show.


  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 strips orange zest (orange part only, no white pith)
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cooking Directions

    In a medium saucepan combine the milk, cream, orange zest and espresso powder and bring mixture just to a simmer. Remove from the heat and all at once add the chopped chocolate. Cover the pan and allow to sit, undisturbed, for 2 minutes. Uncover and add the vanilla and salt and whisk until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Remove the orange zest and serve the cocoa hot, in warmed mugs.

    Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, courtesy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: milk, heavy cream, orange zest, espresso powder, chocolate

    Course: Drinks

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