Sunday, August 7, 2011

Coffee Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Sodas



Thank you Godiva.... for sending me this lovely chocolate flavored coffee.... We indulged.....although fully clothed. And yes... Godiva makes more than chocolate. Get your buzz on!

The Lady Godiva Legend - from Godiva.com

Many hundreds of years ago, a woman of great generosity and beauty left an indelible impression upon the people she reigned over in Coventry. Known for her lustrous hair and bountiful nature, she dedicated her life to the impoverished and stricken.
Her husband, Lord Leofric, was a powerful ruler, unsympathetic to the citizens of his kingdom. When he imposed a heavy burden of taxation upon his subjects, Lady Godiva protested. Lord Leofric boomed forth a challenge: If Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets, and if the people of the city remained inside, the taxation would be lifted.

Lady Godiva agreed to this bargain. Although she was demure in spirit, she was always most generous in action. Then finally, it was the morning of the event. Dawn rose, and the clock struck seven, ringing through the cobbled streets. The people closed their shutters, as promised. Lady Godiva's velvet gown dropped to the ground, her luminous skin shimmering.

The ride began.

Throughout the streets echoed the foreign sound of hooves galloping, yet not a single glance flew her way.

Upon her finish, the thunderous cheers were heard throughout the town. Lady Godiva had braved modesty and convention to win the hearts of all who knew her. As promised, Leofric eased his taxation of the poor, and her place in history was immortalized.
The legend of Lady Godiva has not diminished, but instead has grown and deepened. Centuries later, Joseph Draps, a renowned Belgian chocolatier, created a line of chocolates with extraordinary richness and design, a collection of passion and purity. He sought a name that embodied the timeless qualities of passion, style, sensuality and modern boldness. His choice? Godiva.

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers Program, I was given the opportunity to whip up something delicious with the Godiva coffee I received. And so... an old fashioned, coffee chocolate caramel ice cream soda was born. As a chocolatier... I am always ready to try new things and the buzz of chocolate and coffee are irresistible to me. The caramel was just an added bonus. I also spent some time on Godiva's website. They have lovely little chocolatey items that look delicious....looking forward to try more of the items, especially the Hazlenut Praline Biscuits....dipped in chocolate of course.


don't forget the straws.....

 Ingredients - Makes 4, Old Fashioned Coffee Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Sodas

2 Cups Sparkling Water or Soda Water
8 TBS Heavy cream
2 cups cold Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee
Chocolate Ice cream
Caramel Ice Cream
 Straws
1) Mix about 1/3-1/2 cup sparkling water with equal parts coffee. Depends how much coffee flavor you want versus how much bubbly you care for. If you have a charger at home for making instant "soda water", by all means please use it and do not add the water for a fuller coffee flavor. Pour into your soda glass.
2) Mix in 2 TBS heavy cream per glass. Stir.
3) Scoop as much ice cream as fits into your soda glass. Top with crushed sugar, cocoa nibs, and coffee beans. (Trader Jo's makes this topping in a grinder... a must have) Give a little stir, pop in your straws and enjoy!


Thank you Godiva Chocolates and Coffee and Foodbuzz Tastemakers Program. I enjoyed taking a hot afternoon off to try some of Godiva's Chocolate Truffle Flavored Coffee. It was delicious in the drink, but it was wonderful to sip cold.... even with out the cream or sugar. It was a well rounded flavored coffee that had a wonderful smooth chocolatey taste. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am sure my guests will next time I serve them these drinks.


loads of choco-caffenation! xoxoxo megan


8 comments:

  1. Hi darling Megan, is there anymore left for me? :o) Hope you're well.
    Miss you dearly.
    Blesings, Kristy

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  2. Ice cream sodas are pretty much my favorite things ever. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, ice cream and soda!? It sounds like a trip to heaven to me.

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  3. Megan,
    This soda is amazing, with all the chocolate, caramel and coffee flavors. So rich and decadent, but a perfect way to beat the heat.

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  4. Oh my word, Megan, this is an amazing treat! Fantastic stuff. Love that you gave us the Lady Godiva legend too ;)

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  5. This looks so refreshing and delicious!!! I want one right now!

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  6. those sound so great! What a fabulous treat to have. I would love to be sipping on one of those right this minute!

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  7. That looks so good, I could seriously polish off a large one of those now, maybe with a splash of amaretto!!

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