Chocolate and orange are like a match made in heaven. The citrus aroma really sparks my taste buds and the mocha is a sweet little ending to a perfect little treat.
I have two delicious recipes to share with you today. I have a mocha orange frappuccino (iced coffee) for the adults Mocha Orange Frappy for the kids with bananas, almond milk and mocha.
Mocha Orange Frappuccino to jump start your day or refuel the afternoon slump
Some days you just need a little something sweet to get you through that afternoon. Most days, I need a kick-start to start my day and a cool and refreshing mocha orange frappy is just the way.
However, I know many of you are trying to watch our waste lines, carbs and if your diabetic you might have already given up on the idea of ever having a look-alike Starbuck’s frappuccino ever again but the NuNatural company has the perfect solution for you. Mocha Orange Frappuccino is smooth and creamy with a sparkle of orange and a delightful chocolate zing to perk you right up.
The NuNaturals company offers NuStevia based sugar alternatives, powders, liquids, syrups, baking blends, baking ingredients and dietary supplements. I had so much fun in the kitchen trialing their products. You can use their NuStevia based sweeteners in all of your baking, cooking and refreshments needs in your kitchen.
The boys and I had so much fun testing their new cocoa syrup and all of their NuStevia liquids such as cherry, vanilla, lemon, orange and peppermint just to name a few. It just takes a drop or two of the NuStevia liquids and our second runner-up was a teenage masterpiece they called the cherry vanilla chocolate frappy.
Feel free to have fun with this recipe and change out almond milk for soy milk, regular skim milk, coconut milk or even cream. I used my fun Nespresso coffee maker to make a perfect cup of espresso and frothed my almond milk. However, feel free to substitute with decaffeinated organic coffee. I heard Trader Joes has a nice selection to choose from. I even just added a couple of the NuStevia orange flavoured drops to my morning espresso and that was quite nice.
Kid Friendly Frappy
For the boys, I did not want them having lots of caffeine and bouncing off the walls as we were stuck inside on this stormy day. Instead, I made them a “Kid Friendly Frappy”. I did not add espresso but instead added more almond milk, a frozen banana, cocoa powder, NuStevia chocolate syrup and some ice. My boys wanted more white fluffy topping than what comes from frothing almond milk so I whipped them some Homemade Coconut Whipped Cream with NuStevia liquid drops and they were happy campers.
Everything in moderation is always the key to keeping on healthy diet including sugars and sugar supplements. I used the NuStevia products for these recipes. However, if you cannot have sugar alternatives because you are on a “cystitis diet” or for any other reason, then by all means just substitute with your favourite regular sugar or fructose, fresh oranges/orange zest and use regular chocolate sauce and enjoy.
More Delicious Chocolate and Orange Recipes
Nunaturals provided products to Healthy World Cuisine to trial but all feedback is our own.
Mocha Orange Frappuccino
Mocha Orange Frappuccino (Adult Friendly)
Mocha Orange Frappie (Kid Friendly)
Adult Mocha Orange Frappuccino
- Mocha Orange Frappuccino (Adult Friendly): In a blender mix almond milk, espresso, chocolate syrup, simple syrup, orange drops, ice and mix in blender until the ice is crushed. Taste and adjust sweeteners as desired. Put some additional ice in a glass and pour your delicious mocha orange frappuccino on top of it until 3/4 full. Froth some additional almond milk and scoop on top and garnish with cocoa nibs. Enjoy!
Kid Friendly Mocha Orange Frappy
- Mocha Orange Frappy ( Kid Friendly): In a blender add almond milk, frozen banana (remove peel), chocolate syrup, orange drops, unsweetened cocoa powder and ice and mix until the ice is crushed. Taste and adjust sweeteners as desired. Place a little bit of ice in glass and pour your delicious mocha orange frappy on top until 3/4 full. Froth some additional almond milk or cream with a 1 or 2 drops of Vanilla NuStevia drops and scoop on top of your mocha orange frappie. Garnish with cocoa nips. Enjoy!