Make the spiced coffee ice cubes: Combine the espresso, sugar, orange peel
, cloves, cinnamon sticks and ginger
in a medium bowl until the sugar
dissolves. Cool to room temperature, and then cover with plastic wrap
and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours. Strain
the coffee mixture through a fine-mesh sieve
set over a large bowl and discard the solids. Divide the mixture among 2 ice cube
trays and freeze until solid, at least 2 hours.
Make the lassi: Add 3/4 cup orange juice, the yogurt
, banana and cocoa powder
to a blender
and puree until smooth (if you'd like the lassi
to be a bit thinner, blend in the remaining 1/4 cup orange juice). Add a few spiced ice cubes to the blender and puree. Pour the lassi into glasses and add 2 more spiced ice cubes to each glass. Serve immediately.