You might think I have gone frozen coffee drink crazy, since lately I have been making a lot of them, but if you read my last post, you may remember that I was very lucky to receive Godiva Coffee as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program and asked to come up with a frozen drink with the coffee. Since I am a huge fan of frozen coffee drinks, I knew this would be no problem.
I received the Chocolate Truffle and French Vanilla flavors. For the Chocolate Truffle flavor, I made a chocolate coffee frappe which is like a chocolaty, frozen ice coffee.....very good. I could have stopped there, since I really only needed to come up with one drink, but when I tasted the French Vanilla, I knew I had to make a drink with that too. But what to put with it was my dilemma. I had some vanilla beans from my friend and one of my favorite food bloggers, Reeni, at Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice, and I thought vanilla bean would be a great compliment to the vanilla flavor already in the coffee. I also wanted something else to give it an extra special taste. I had made a chocolate sauce for my last drink. So I decided it might be a good idea to make a white chocolate sauce to go with this shake. The result is vanilla white chocolate heaven. If you like vanilla, white chocolate, and ice cream, with a pop of vanilla flavored coffee, run, don't walk to your local grocery store and pick up the ingredients to make this, you won't be disappointed.
To make this shake, first you make the white chocolate and vanilla bean sauce. Place 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Let the butter melt a little.
Then add 1/4 cup of sugar. Mix it together over medium-low heat until the butter melts.
Next, add 1/2 cup of milk, and 1 cup of chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips. Mix together on medium-low stirring frequently until the chocolate melts.
Add the seeds from one vanilla bean.
Simmer for an additional five minutes on medium-low, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
To make the shake, place 1 cup of vanilla flavored coffee, 1/2 cup of the cooled white chocolate and vanilla bean sauce, and half of a 1.5 quart container of ice cream. Blend well.
Serve in glasses topped with whipped cream drizzled with a little more of the white chocolate and vanilla bean sauce. Yum!
French Vanilla Coffee, White Chocolate, and Vanilla Bean Shake The Garden of Yum
White chocolate and vanilla bean sauce:
2 tablespoons of butter
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of milk
The seeds of one vanilla bean
1 cup of white chocolate, chopped, or white chocolate chips
1 cup of French Vanilla coffee
1/2 cup of white chocolate and vanilla bean sauce, above
1/2 of a 1.5 quart container of vanilla ice cream
Whipped cream, optional
Note: This sauce is also great on ice cream, hot or cold. You can refrigerate left over sauce. Then just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up when you need it.
To make the sauce: Place butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow the butter to melt a little. Add sugar. Mix well over medium-low heat until the butter is completely melted. Add vanilla bean, milk, and white chocolate. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until the white chocolate is melted. Simmer for an additional five minutes on medium-low, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
To make the shake, place ice cream, white chocolate and vanilla bean sauce, and coffee in a blender and blend until smooth. Place in glasses. Top with whipped cream and drizzle some of the sauce on top.
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