As part of their Tastemaker Program, Foodbuzz partnered with Godiva Coffee and sent us two packages of Godiva coffee (Chocolate Truffle and French Vanilla) and challenged us to come up with an iced coffee creation. In the past 24 hours, we did just that, using the Chocolate Truffle flavored coffee and our Toddy cold-brew coffee maker. We're calling it the "Godiva Iced Mocha Truffle."
When you have an exceptional product like Godiva, you want to make sure you can really taste it. That is why we chose to use the cold-water brewing process. It extracts the natural flavor of the coffee, leaves behind the acidic bitterness that coffee can sometimes have, and results in a smooth, velvety iced coffee drink.
First, we made the cold-brew coffee concentrate using only the 12-ounce package of Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee and cold water (yes, we know...it looks a bit like mud). We left that to brew for twelve hours, then removed the stopper and allowed the concentrate to flow into the glass decanter.
To enhance that chocolatey goodness, we added a little chocolate syrup to the glass before filling it with ice, then made our drink with the coffee concentrate and some whole milk. The first sip was silky smooth, refreshing, and filled with both coffee and chocolate flavors, no additional sugar needed. It was a deliciously creamy drink that we enjoyed with a handful of Godiva dark chocolate almonds. Pure indulgence!
To make the coffee concentrate using the Toddy Maker:
1 12-ounce package Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee, ground
8 cups cold water
Make sure filter and stopper are inside the Toddy Maker. Pour 1 cup of the water into the Toddy Maker. Add half of the ground coffee. Slowly pour 4 cups of water in a circular motion over the coffee grounds. Add the remainder of the ground coffee. Add 2 more cups of water in a circular motion over the coffee grounds. Wait five minutes then add the remaining 1 cup of water. Allow to brew for 12 hours, then remove stopper and allow to flow into glass decanter.
To make each serving of Godiva Iced Mocha Truffle:
2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee Concentrate (directions above)
4 ounces milk
1/2 ounce chocolate syrup
Pour chocolate syrup into a glass. Fill glass with ice, then add coffee concentrate and milk. Using a martini shaker, shake until well blended and foamy. Enjoy!