My iced coffee season starts so early that I'm wearing gloves while carrying my first glass. Honestly, it only really ends during truly icy months when hot coffee is an absolute necessity — we're talking March to November here. And while I never get tired of the stuff, drinking it for so much of the year calls for innovation sometimes. Coffee purists might roll their eyes at some of our cold coffee concoctions (burnt sugar! iced coffee soda! TOASTED MARSHMALLOW SYRUP!) but to them we say why do you hate fun?
To celebrate the start of true iced coffee season — not just for the diehard, near year-round crowd — we're bringing you a week of decadent delights that will convert even the most loyal hot coffee lovers to our icy side. To start, a classic, dessert-inspired flavor combination: dark chocolate orange. Do y'all remember those dark chocolate orange balls that tasted vaguely of wax but you loved them anyway? They still make them! But we recommend making this instead — the childhood favorite doesn't quite stand up over time, unlike, say, pop tarts.