Mocha Slush

Did you know? Cafe Mocha -a coffee beverage prepared with chocolate and hot milk- is named after the port city of Mocha located in Yemen. This city dominated the export of coffee in 15th century, especially around the areas of Arabian Peninsula. The coffee beans from Mocha were smaller and rounded in shape and had a rich, sweet and chocolaty taste. Its demand increased after the Europeans discovered it and it became a popular drink in the coffeehouses of Europe and the bond of coffee and chocolate originated from there.

Mocha Slush
The following preparation will server 2.

Ingredients –
Ice cubes (A try of ice-cubes)
3-4 tablespoon chocolate syrup/sauce
2-3 tablespoon coffee
5-6 scoops of vanilla ice-cream
Chocolate chips
Whipped cream / 2 small scoops of vanilla ice-cream

Method –
Mix coffee powder in ¼ cup of boiling water and let it boil for half a minute. Remove it from the fire and then let it cool for a few minutes. Fine crush the ice cubes in a blender. Now add 4-5 scoops ice-cream, chocolate syrup and coffee in the crushed ice and blend it again.

Before serving the drink, pour some chocolate syrup on the walls of each tall glass. Now add a small scoop of ice cream in the base of each glass and pour the slush. Garnish the drink with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Garnishing is entirely your creativity. In case you do not get whipped cream, you can replace it with small scoops of ice cream. Instead of chocolate chips you can use grated chocolate or glazed cherries. You can also add crunchy wafers to make it look more appealing.

Hope you all like it and enjoy making it at home. I will see you soon with more recipes, till then happy cooking.