Being a part of Foodbuzz’s Tastemaker Program presents itself some sweet opportunities to indulge in some of my favorite things…this being coffee – you know my best friend. Foodbuzz partnered up with Godiva Coffee and had sent me two packages of their premium flavored coffees- Chocolate Truffle and French Vanilla. Yum and yum indeed. My cooking agenda was to sample and create an iced cold blended coffee recipe. YIPEE. This was definitely up my cooking repertoire being an ex-barista.
Typically, Eric and I drink regularly brewed coffee and sometimes on the weekends we will indulge on the occasional lattes or mochas. We sometimes fancy it up and enjoy “Cuban cafecitos” using our stovetop espresso coffee maker. I can’t imagine a day without coffee because it’s my needed pick-me up and it’s the only way to start my day. However, it would be nice to have other coffee options when the weather is still unbearably hot and I knew that an iced coffee drink would hit the spot.
This drink was inspired from my many days of working at Diedrich Coffee, and sadly they went out of business, too. Whenever Eric used to visit me at work, he would request a hot Mayan mocha. It was his favorite coffee concoction because he loved how it was similar to hot chocolate but kicked up a spicy notch. My version is made with a sweet chocolate powder and spices combined with Godiva Chocolate Truffle coffee and milk. I knew that this would be a nice throwback to my golden barista days, and bring sweet college memories to my husband.
The ultimate chocolate mocha with a little bit of kick.
Spicy Godiva Iced Mocha
Inspired by Diedrich Coffee
Spicy Mocha Mix:
1 tablespoon Vietnamese Cinnamon
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
½ teaspoon Chipotle pepper
8 ounces Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee, prepared from your coffeemaker
8 ounces Milk
½ glass of ice cubes
Toppings: Whipped cream, chocolate shavings, cinnamon/nutmeg/chipotle powder
Combine the coffee and 1 heaping tablespoon of spicy mocha mix in a small pitcher, and stir to blend until the chocolate mix dissolves. Add the milk and ice cubes, and stir gently.
Pour into a large glass and add desired toppings. Top with whipped cream, grated chocolate and a dash of the spices.
Serve immediately and sip away to your coffee lover’s delight.
Yield: 1 serving drink
Spicy Mocha Powder: 4+ serving
Disclosure: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program I received two bags of Godiva premium coffee.
Review: Spicy and a wonderfully sweet mocha creation and we will enjoy many of these whenever the mood strikes or to relive my barista days.