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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
Makes 3 large frappes
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- The next day, press and/or filter the cold brew coffee.
- 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!
- (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....)
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe for Daytime Drinks
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