Frozen Aztec Mocha

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Who says coffee has to be always the same? Surprise someone you love with this classic frozen espresso from John the Vienna Coffee guy. Who knows what will happen? SAM

2 ounces freshly brewed espresso or double strength coffee
2 ounces Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa Sauce
5 ounces fresh water (more or less to adjust consistency)
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
2 ounces orange juice
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of cayenne
16 ounces ice
Whipped cream and cocoa powder for garnish

Combine the coffee, cocoa sauce, water, and ice cream, blending for several seconds until smooth. Add the orange juice, cinnamon, cayenne, and ice. Garnish with whipped cream and a dash of cocoa powder.
Makes 1 glass.

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6 Responses to Frozen Aztec Mocha

  1. Suganya says:

    I have this thingy for Mexican chocolate recipes. What an ingenuity in adding cayenne to chocolate…How did orange juice go with cayenne though?

    Hi Suganya,

    Cayenne does something magical to chocolate, doesn’t it. My friend Cindy makes chocolate-cayenne cookies that are completely addictive! The orange juice blends beautifully with the chocolate and cayenne. I don’t know how John the Vienna Coffee guy figured out the combination. Click on one of the links, or go to the blogroll and ask him. He’s a chemical engineer and is very precise about ingredients.

  2. lakshmi says:

    this must taste awesome – will give it a shot soon

    Flavored coffees are such a treat. There are lots of variations you could do with different flavors of ice cream and syrups. And I love the combination of chocolate and cayenne pepper.

  3. Almostgotit says:

    Mmm, chocolate and orange — a definite YES! Cayenne? Maybe: I’ll have to try it. Theo’s Chocolates (located in Seattle, but just found some of their bars here in Knoxville!) does wonderful things with chocolate that make all things possible… their curry chocolate was one of my favorites.

    Curry chocolate sounds great! There’s a chocolate maker in London’s Soho who puts all kinds of unusual things in chocolate, like smoky tea and fennel. Chocolate seems to go with just about anything.

  4. Suganya says:

    Thank you for the info 🙂

  5. chocolateshavings says:

    What a nice twist on your regular coffee ! I am always looking for new ways to experiment with coffee so this is great!

    http://www.chocolateshavings.ca

    Thanks. With John’s basic formula, you could make any number of ‘cool’ coffees. Even a coffee-ice cream float would be delicious.

  6. Orange juice? I have to try this at home, sounds crazy 🙂

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