What’s better than a chocolate-flavored coffee? Ideally, a double chocolate ice blend coffee. One inspired by the fantastic concoctions from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, California’s most quality-oriented coffee brand.
What we could also call a double chocolate mocha, this decadent drink is perfect for chocolate lovers, especially on warm sunny days. The creaminess, the coating mouthfeel, and the bitter-sweet flavors are just easy to love.
If you have never tried a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Double Chocolate Ice Blended Coffee, you’re missing out big time. The good news? You can make yours at home, and it’s relatively easy. You only need the right ingredients.
CB&TL’s ice blended coffee is based on coffee extract, which you can buy in their store. If you don’t want to spend much, make your coffee with two ounces of strong espresso, they bring similar intensity to the drink.
If you want your coffee to taste like the original, you want to use non-fat milk. Sure, any milk and non-milk alternative will work too.
The authentic drink calls for the brand’s Special Dutch Chocolate powder, but although it’s quite tasty, no powdered chocolate should have over one or two ingredients. This one has fourteen. Why not use 100% cocoa powder instead? And we’re adding a splash of chocolate syrup to create the double-chocolate effect.
There’s one more critical ingredient, though, coffee creamer; it will help bring all the ingredients together and add to the already creamy consistency. Use your favorite brand. All creamers taste more or less the same.
The only thing left to do is brew our coffee, cool it down, and blend all the ingredients with ice. That’s a perfect double chocolate ice blended coffee right there. All-natural, intensely flavorful, creamy, refreshing and packed with chocolate. What more do you need?
Top your coffee with whipped cream, and if you fold it with a teaspoon of cocoa powder, you’re topping will be chocolatey, too! Is there such a thing as triple chocolate iced coffee? We’re making history here. Don’t you agree? And you’re part of it!
Brew your espresso and let it cool to room temperature or cool it down in an ice bath.
In a blender, add the ice, espresso, milk, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup and coffee creamer. Blend until smooth.
Serve and top with whipped cream.