Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Foodbuzz Tastemaker: Godiva Mocha Chill with Tiramisu Whipped Cream...Featuring Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I recently received two bags of Godiva flavored coffee: hazelnut and chocolate truffle. We were asked to use the coffee to create a chilled summer coffee drink to share on our blogs. Since I never met a chocolate truffle that I didn't love, I opted to use the chocolate truffle coffee to create a Weekend Gourmet original drink: Godiva Mocha Chill with Tiramisu Whipped Cream. Think of this as a grown-up milkshake thanks to the addition of Kahlua in both the coffee and the whipped topping!

Confession time: I'm not a daily coffee drinker, so I partnered with my coffee-loving brother to come up with our ultimate summer coffee concoction! I wanted to do something out of the ordinary, so I was thrilled when a friend e-mailed me a recipe she found for decadent chocolate ice cubes from David Lebovitz's website. I tweaked his recipe a smidge to suit my needs, and the resulting mocha ice cubes worked perfectly for flavoring our icy concoction.

I could have topped each drink with plain whipped topping, but I wanted to echo the flavors of the drink in the I added a bit of cocoa, Kahlua, and powdered sugar to frozen whipped topping. As my brother noted, it tastes just like tiramisu...and it's the perfect accompaniment to this refreshing drink. Goodness...this mocha was tasty on a hot summer evening! One word of advice: be sure to make the mocha ice cubes early in the day so they have enough time to freeze before you make the drinks.

Godiva Mocha Chill with Tiramisu Whipped Cream
inspired by David Lebovitz's Chocolate Ice recipe

Step 1:  Make the mocha ice cubes. Add 3/4 cup milk, 1.5 ounces Kahlua, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1 tbs. cocoa powder to a small saucepan. Turn the heat to medium, whisk well, and bring to a boil. Off the heat, add 2 ounces chopped chocolate to the liquid mixture. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is evenly combined -- it'll look like hot chocolate. Pour into a plastic ice cube tray and freeze for about four hours.

Step 2:  About an hour before making the drinks, brew a pot of the Godiva chocolate truffle coffee according to package directions. Place 2 cups of the brewed coffee in the fridge to chill. Just before making the drinks, prepare the tiramisu whipped topping. Place the following ingredients in a mixing bowl: 2 cups frozen whipped topping, 2 tbs. cocoa powder, 1/4 cup Kahlua, and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Whisk well to combine and set aside while you prepare the drinks.

Step 3:  Prepare the drinks. Add the mocha ice cubes to a blender -- they reminded me of mini fudgesicles! Add the 2 cups of chilled Godiva chocolate truffle coffee, 1/3 cup Kahlua, 1/2 cup milk, and 1.5 cups of ice cubes. Blend on high until smooth and icy. 

Step 4:  Pour into three tall glasses, and top each drink with a dollop of the tiramisu whipped cream. You can grate a bit of chocolate on top for garnish, but I used a really cool spice grinder with coffee, chocolate, and sugar that I found at Trader Joe's in Chicago last month. It was the perfect little "something" on top. 

OMG...this mocha chill was SO GOOD! The Godiva coffee was very smooth, and it combined well with the other flavors in the drink. The Kahlua flavor was definitely present, but it wasn't overwhelming in the least. And the mocha ice cubes? They gave the mocha chill a fantastic chocolate flavor. Add in the yummy tiramisu whipped topping, and you've got a really nice grown-up summer drink on your hands. One last thing? Don't be tempted to forgo the regular ice cubes thinking the mocha ice cubes are enough. They're more creamy like a fudgesicle, so you really need to add some ice cubes to make the drink extra frosty!

1 comment:

  1. That looks fantastic...wish I could have one right now as it would be the pick my up I need this afternoon :)


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