Whether it’s a Starbuck Mocha Frappuccino or a McDonald’s Mocha Frappe, I am completely smitten with the coffee flavored chocolate frozen drinks available on the market. Well, now I have an ice cream that I can keep in my freezer and enjoy those same delicious flavors at home. This ice cream is at the top of my favorites list and it’s the epitome of mocha!
As you may have guessed, today is reveal day for The Secret Recipe Club. I was assigned to Melissa’s blog, I Was Born to Cook. I loved browsing around Melissa’s place. She’s Mediterranean (Greek and Italian) so it’s no surprise that I would have a tough time picking out just one recipe. Funny thing is I didn’t really pick anything Italian, but I did find that Melissa and I have very similar tastes in desserts!
Just like me, she loves ice cream. I found this Pistachio Ice Cream which is on my to do list, and this Cookies ‘n’ Cream ice cream which sounds heavenly too! It’s almost strawberry season here, so these Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins and these Strawberry Filled Cupcakes caught my eye too. The coffee desserts won me over in the end. While these Cappuccino Brownies were truly tempting, I finally decided on the Mocha Chip Ice Cream.
I did make some minor changes to fit my tastes and preferences. While Melissa uses milk and sugar, I like to use sweetened condensed milk in my ice cream. I also combined the coffee, vanilla and cocoa first, then mixed it into the sweetened condensed milk. She also uses chocolate chips, but I love using melted chocolate to make my own, known as stracciatella.
This ice cream is amazing, absolutely delicious! It earned a big thumb’s up from everyone in this house and didn’t last more than two days. I’ve made it twice already and they keep asking for more. So thank you Melissa for turning me on to this excellent mocha flavored treat. I am in love!