Turkish Delight Hot Chocolate

Take your hot chocolate to the next level with this decadent hot drink, perfect for the holiday season to enjoy with family and friends.

Yield: Serves 4

Turkish Delight Hot Chocolate


  • 4 cups homogenized milk
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp rose water
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp strawberry or red current jelly, melted and cooled
  • 1 drop red food colouring, optional


  1. Combine milk and lemon peel in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Do not boil. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain milk through a sieve into a bowl; discard lemon peel. Return strained milk to saucepan. Return saucepan to low heat and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat.
  3. Add chocolate chips and rose water; let stand for 2 minutes. Whisk milk mixture until chocolate is melted and milk mixture is smooth. Return to low heat; keep warm.
  4. Using medium speed of an electric mixer, beat whipping cream until stiff. Beat in cooled melted jelly and red food colouring just until blended.
  5. Stir milk mixture and pour into mugs. Top each serving with whipped cream mixture.
Nutritional analysis per serving:


485 calories, 31.9 g fat, 10.1 g protein, 47.1 g carbohydrate, 2.8 g fibre, 124 mg sodium

Tip: We used Clic Rose Water in this recipe. If unavailable, artificial rose water extract may be used. Look for these products in Middle Eastern grocery stores or the foreign foods section of grocery stores.