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Mocha Floats

Mocha Floats

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Chill 4 hrs

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The coffee-chocolate blend is poured over ice cream to make this cold summer drink.


  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup presweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate curls (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in cocoa powder, sugar, and coffee crystals. Stir till dissolved. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
  2. For each serving, place about 1/3 cup chilled mocha mixture into an 8- to 10-ounce drinking glass. Add a scoop each of vanilla and chocolate ice cream. Stir till partially melted. Top each with whipped cream and some chocolate curls, if you like. Makes about 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Mocha Floats)

Servings Per Recipe 10, sugar (g) 21, fiber (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sat. fat (g) 7, Niacin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 47, Folate (µg) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 389, pro. (g) 2, iron (mg) 1, cal. (kcal) 198, calcium (mg) 91, Thiamin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 11, carb. (g) 23, vit. C (mg) 1, Potassium (mg) 161, sodium (mg) 49

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