Orange Creamsicles are one of my favorite summer treats. And when Christmas rolls around, the chocolate orange that you slam on the table to break apart is a favorite of mine too. Keeping these two yummy treats in mind, I wanted to combine them into one of my favorite drinks, the mocha latte.
This mocha is a bit different from my easy gourmet homemade mocha I shared on day 1 of the 12 Days of Mochas series. This one is a method I use when chocolate syrup is not available in my house, or I'm looking to a bit of a healthier version. I still froth the milk and brew the coffee the same way, but instead of adding chocolate syrup I add a heaping teaspoon of chocolate baking powder and honey to taste. Then to add the orange flavor I add orange extract. Stir well and plop some homemade whipped cream to the top. The whipped cream is really what makes it taste like a orange creamsicle. I like to add a bit of orange zest and chocolate shavings on top for even more flare, but that's totally optional.
Try this recipe and tell me what you think in the comments below.
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