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Here are two ideas for cooling-off drinks, courtesy of ChocolateBox Café in Malibu, California.
Instead of an ice cream soda, scoop gelato or ice cream into an iced espresso and sorbet into iced tea.
Iced Coffee Float. Coffee lovers can pair an iced espresso with gelato in chocolate chip, coffee, hazelnut, tiramisu or vanilla (you can substitute ice cream). If you’re in the mood, add a tablespoon or two of coffee liqueur to the iced espresso. Top the drink with whipped cream and garnish with a light sprinkling of cocoa powder.
Iced Tea Float. Tea lovers can create a SorbeTeani with iced tea and sorbet. It’s a no-fat, no-cholesterol vegan drink if you leave off the whipped cream. Combine iced green tea or rooibos with fruit sorbet in lemon, orange, passion fruit or raspberry. Garnish with a mint leaf and optional whipped cream or vegan whipped topping.
Pre-chill the glasses in the freezer for a frostier drink.
Cool off with an iced espresso combined with
coffee gelato. Photo courtesy
If you’re in the neighborhood, ChocolateBox Café is hosting a Summer Happy Hour. All ChocolateBox Café drinks, hot and cold, are half off Mondays through Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (through August 26, 2010).
What’s the difference between ice cream and gelato? Sorbet and sherbet? See our Ice Cream Glossary.
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