Mocha Ice Cream with Orange Cookies and Chocolate Chips

Mocha Ice Cream

Kaldi was a shepherd in the mountains of Ethiopia. One day he observed that when his goats were eating the seeds of a bush nearby they were becoming more vivid. He picked some of them and took them to a monk. The monk boiled them and drunk the beverage. He realized that it gave him much more energy. Gradually the news spread throughout the country and people started drinking this new beverage.

Somewhere in 12th century the seeds spread to the Arabic peninsula and Yemen was the first country that developed coffee, Qahwa as it was called in the local language.

Mocha Ice Cream

In Greece, the history of coffee begins during Ottoman occupation. Greeks drink coffee way before Europeans. Only in Thessaloniki in 17th century there are more than 300 coffee shops in which Greeks and Turks enjoy their coffee. Having as a starting point Constantinople (Istanbul) coffee habit spreads throughout Greece.

Usually coffee shops not only did they serve coffee but they were actually making it from scratch. They were buying the little green seeds, roasting them in big pans and then grinding them in small, makeshift grinders. They used to have a specific employee who performed this job usually in front of the shop in order to attract customers.

Mocha Ice Cream

The first specialty coffee shops appear somewhere at the end of 19th century, beginning of 20th. Between 1940-44, because of World War II, the shops that managed to survive did so by processing substitutes such as chickpea, barley etc. After the end of war there was a tremendous governmental intervention in the coffee price leading people to move from drinking Greek coffee to the instant one which was cheaper but less healthy because of its chemical process. Today coffee market has returned to normal and anyone can enjoy whichever type of coffee he wishes.

Greeks love coffee and there are innumerable coffee shops in which one can sit and enjoy several types of coffee. People go out and meet for coffee, the fact that this country has a mild winter as well promotes the social gathering and coffee drinking is the best excuse.

This recipe for mocha ice cream is so easy even a child can make it. Not cooking, no beating. Just whisking everything and pour them in the ice cream maker and tah dah the ice cream is ready.

Mocha Ice Cream


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Mocha Ice Cream with Orange Cookies and Chocolate Chips
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Dessert
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 230 gr. / 8 oz. cold whole milk
  • 150 gr. / 5.3 oz. sugar
  • 8 gr. / 0.28 oz. espresso powder
  • 11 gr. / 0.38 oz. cocoa powder
  • 455 gr. / 16 oz. cold heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 113 gr. orange flavored cookies, broken into small pieces
  • 50 gr. / 1.7 oz. chocolate chips
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Whisk together the milk, sugar, espresso powder, and cocoa until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
  3. Pour in ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's directions.
  4. Stir cookie bits and chocolate chips into soft ice cream, and either serve immediately or place it in a container and freeze for at least two hours.
  5. Take it out about 15-20 minutes before serving to be able to scoop and serve.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from King Arthur's Flour

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Παγωτό Μόκα με Μπισκότα Πορτοκαλιού και Σταγόνες Σοκολάτας
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Επιδόρπιο
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 230 γρ. γάλα κρύο
  • 150 γρ. ζάχαρη
  • 8 γρ. εσπρέσο σε σκόνη
  • 11 γρ. κακάο σκόνη
  • 455 κρέμα γάλακτος 35% λιπαρά
  • 1 κ.γ. εκχύλισμα βανίλιας
  • 113 γρ. Μπισκότα με γεύση πορτοκάλι, σπασμένα σε μικρά κομμάτια
  • 50 γρ. Σταγόνες σοκολάτας
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Χτυπήστε ελαφρά μαζί το γάλα, τη ζάχαρη, τη σκόνη espresso και το κακάο μέχρι να διαλυθεί η ζάχαρη.
  2. Ανακατεύετε μέσα την κρέμα γάλακτος και τη βανίλια.
  3. Ρίξτε το μίγμα στην παγωτομηχανή και ακολουθήστε τις οδηγίες του κατασκευαστή.
  4. Ανακατέψτε τα κομμάτια του μπισκότου και τις σταγόνες σοκολάτας στο μαλακό παγωτό, και είτε σερβίρετε αμέσως ή τοποθετήστε το σε ένα δοχείο και παγώστε το για τουλάχιστον δύο ώρες.
  5. Περίπου 15-20 λεπτά πριν το σερβίρισμα βγάλτε το από την κατάψυξη για να μαλακώσει και να μπορέσετε να το σερβίρετε.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Συνταγή προσαρμογή από το King Arthur's Flour


22 Responses to Mocha Ice Cream with Orange Cookies and Chocolate Chips

  1. grace says:

    i dont see orange with chocolate that often, but its a great pairing! lovely treat. :)

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  3. Beth says:

    Great story of the beginning of coffee – I should have known it originated in Ethiopia! Your ice cream looks great, too.

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  5. Ritu Ahuja says:

    I love drinking Mocha and this one with creamy yummy Ice-cream is superb. Lovely combination. Yum :)

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  7. This looks so good and it has ALL my favorite flavors – coffee, orange and chocolate.

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  9. Miz Helen says:

    Your Mocha Ice Cream and Orange Cookies look amazing! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  11. ZazaCook says:

    This dessert is gorgeous! I would love to have an ice cream maker to make it. Thanks for sharing Katerina:)

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  13. This sounds delicious, I’m a fan of anything with mocha in and those orange cookies are so sweet!

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  15. mjskitchen says:

    What an interesting story on the evolution of Greek coffee shops. I love going to coffee shops and would definitely have stopped at the one with the guy grinding beans in the window.
    I would love a bowl of this ice cream right now! I mean who doesn’t love chocolate and that bit of espresso powder is such a extra touch. Fabulous!

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  17. gloria says:

    This look absolutely amazing Katerina!!

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  19. You have to be the coolest mom on the block! Perfectly delicious and love the espresso and cocoa flavor together. Sharing, of course!

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  21. This looks SO GOOD! Perfect weather for it too — summer is definitely here. Thanks!

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  23. Oh yum, that is looking so good!☺

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  28. Ola says:

    They look divine! Summer is time for me to make all the time ice cream so I will try out this recipe for sure!

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  30. I love mocha. And this mocha ice cram and ornage cookies sounds like a wonderful combo. Lovely share.

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  32. Ο συνδυασμός καφέ με κακάο (aka μόκα) μου αρέσει πολύ εκ των πραγμάτων!
    Τώρα δε που έχουν προστεθεί τα μπισκότα και τα κομμάτια σοκολάτας, το αποτέλεσμα θα είναι φανταστικό!
    Έχει και πολύ ωραία υφή το παγωτό σου Κατερίνα, πολύ λαχταριστή!
    Σε φιλώ

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  34. This ice cream sounds lovely. The story was very interesting!! :) The research and the stories you tell with your recipes are certainly unique, I imagine, world-wide! Congratulations on your unique talent!

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  36. Omigosh! That photo looks totally delicious. Coffee and chocolate and orange is such a great combination. You truly hit it out of the park!

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  38. I am a sucker for mocha flavor…adn then you added 2 cookies to the ice cream 😀 looks amazing!

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  40. Sissi says:

    The ice cream looks gorgeous and you make it sound so easy… Orange and coffee is a flavour combination I’ve never tasted.
    Ethiopians grow fantastic coffee! I’m a big coffee lover and love tasting coffee from all around the world, but my favourite are Ethiopian.

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  42. I am a tea drinker, but love anything flavoured with coffee. Your ice cream looks so very creamy!

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