Preparation: 15 Minutes

Orange Mocha Recipe

Orange zest brightens this rich, chocolaty espresso drink.

by Lisa Thiele | December 9, 2015
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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.

Over medium heat, add milk to your saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Add in mocha sauce, brown sugar, and orange zest; whisk briskly to create a layer of foam.

Pour espresso into mug.

Add milk mixture; separating and discarding the orange zest.

Top with whipped cream and fresh orange zest, then sit back and enjoy.

Orange Mocha

Serves 1-2

Preparation: 15 Minutes

Check out our orange mocha recipe. This rich, chocolaty espresso drink brightened with orange zest is a perfect morning companion.
  • 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
Directions 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.

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.

To prepare whipped cream, add heavy whipping cream and sugar into bowl and whisk or use hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
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