warm up with our winter cold drip recipes

it’s that time of year…the time when peppermint mocha and eggnog flavors start assaulting us from all directions. holiday coffee drinks give us a warm cozy feeling, but since we make cold drip, we had to do winter beverages our own special way. The Kavnia team has been sipping on these two drinks that highlight some of the classic flavors of the season.

 

first, we have an orange & dark chocolate mocha- maybe not the first flavor combination you think of for winter, but hear us out. this gold-wrapped chocolate sphere shows up on store shelves around december, and is commonly left in stockings on christmas eve. we think the chocolate orange is totally underrated. you get to smash it on the table to release each of the segments…and it’s perfect for sharing.  the tradition of gifting oranges in a stocking is based on a story of st. nicholas. allegedly he tossed gold down the chimney, which landed in the stockings that were hung up by the chimney to dry. the color of the fruit symbolizes that gold that was left in the original story.

lots of citrus is in season during the winter, so it’s the perfect time to scoop them up and make them into a chocolate ganache. you can choose whichever orange you like- if you can find blood orange or mandarin, those can be a fun twist.

 

you’ll need:

9 oz bar of semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

¾ cup heavy cream (non dairy creamer or coconut cream works too!)

1 orange, zested

 

heat your cream in a saucepan until it is just simmering- don’t let it boil! pour the warm cream over your chopped chocolate and stir with a whisk to melt everything together. once the cream and chocolate is incorporated, add the zest from your orange. if you like a lot of citrus flavor you can add a little squeeze of the juice or even some orange liqueur.

for a warm version, add some ganache to a saucepan with equal parts milk & Kavnia -we love this one with our dark roast.

you can use it right away or store in the fridge for a few days in an airtight container.