One of my favorite movies is Zoolander, and in anticipation of the upcoming sequel I decided to finally make a recipe for ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO!!! I’ve been wanting to make it for over a year and for some reason just never did it. Maybe because I wanted to stay current and not do a recipe based on a movie from 15 years ago? I keep trying not to live in the past, but the past is coming back, man!
Here’s the scene so we can all re-live its ridiculousness.
Orange wants to be professionally good looking.
What sets this recipe apart from others that I have seen is addition orange zest. The orange sherbet tastes more like sugar than oranges to me, so I just wanted to add a little touch of zest to really enhance the flavor.
The base of this recipe is orange sherbet. I tried this recipe multiple ways and felt like not adding ice and just using the ice cream created a more favorable texture, instead of a weird icy blob within some liquid. I also added a little coffee for the “mocha” portion, but not too much or the color would not be good-looking. The addition of half and half also gives a creamier texture and helps “moisten” up the frappuccino. As they say,
Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.
Finally, no frappuccino is complete without copious amounts of whipped cream. Drizzling with chocolate syrup completes the “mocha” portion of the recipe. I promise this recipe won’t make you farty and bloated, unless you are lactose intolerant – then I am sorry. Now it’s time to hop in a convertible, blast some Wham! and start sipping on some ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO!! And please, no gasoline fights.
*Please enjoy in moderation – this recipe is ridiculously bad for you.
LOOT: 1 FRAPPUCCINO | QUEST TIMER: 5 MINUTES
4 scoops orange sherbet
3/4 cups half & half
2 tbsp coffee, cooled
1/4 tsp orange zest
ice cream scoop
1.) In a blender, add the orange sherbet, half and half, coffee, and orange zest.
2.) Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream, and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Now DO THE JITTERBUG.
Inspired by “Zoolander”