Orange Mocha Frappuccino!

March 30, 2015
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  • Makes 3 large frappes
Author Notes

If you’ve ever watched Zoolander, you know all about how iconic this drink is. Sadly, I haven’t seen it at a Starbucks in over a decade, but I’ve figured out how to make a version of it using cold brew coffee. Because you know what can really help you sort through these important issues? *cue "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"* —Joy Huang | The Cooking of Joy

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup coffee beans, ground
  • 1 large orange
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups ice
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  1. Zest and juice the orange. Combine the ground coffee and orange zest in a 2-cup French press or measuring cup. Add enough water to reach the 2 cup line. Stir to make sure all the coffee grounds get wet. Let sit a few minutes and then stir one more time to disperse all the coffee grounds that have floated to the top. Cover and let sit overnight at room temperature.
  2. Add the orange juice to a measuring cup and add enough water to reach 2/3 cup. Pour into a small saucepan and add the sugar, cocoa powder, and pinch of salt. Whisk and heat over medium-low heat until it starts to simmer and is slightly thickened. Cool and transfer to another container. Store in the refrigerator until needed.
  3. The next day, press and/or filter the cold brew coffee.
  4. For each frappuccino, combine 1/2 cup of orange cold brew coffee, 1/2 cup of milk, 3 tablespoons of the orange chocolate syrup, and a cup of ice in a blender. Blend until frothy and pour into a tall glass. Garnish with whipped cream if desired and more orange chocolate syrup. Enjoy!
  5. (You'll have more than enough orange chocolate syrup left over which you can use to make orange chocolate milk (seriously yum), drizzle over ice cream, eat with a spoon straight out of the jar....)

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Susie S. April 13, 2019
Hi Joy, I love your drink recipe (and your introduction; Zoolander is a favourite movie 😉). Do you think it would work turned into an ice cream? Thanks for any advice!