Orange zest brightens this rich, chocolaty espresso drink.
Learn how to transform your traditional mocha with a little bit of orange zest. Chocolate and orange are two of the most harmonious flavors. Here’s how to combine them with espresso and milk for a mocha that’ll warm the soul.
- 1 cup whole milk or milk of choice
- 2 tablespoons mocha sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- zest from half an orange + zest for topping
- 4 oz hot espresso
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
Over medium heat, add milk to your saucepan. Mix in the mocha sauce, brown sugar, and orange zest. Once it begins to simmer, whisk briskly until there’s a thin layer of foam.
To prepare whipped cream, add heavy whipping cream and sugar into bowl and whisk or use hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
Pour hot espresso into a large mug, then add the milk mixture. (Be careful not to pour in the orange zest—use a strainer if needed.) Top it off with a dollop of whipped cream and some fresh orange zest. Sit back and enjoy.