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    Low-Acid Coffee Floats: A Refreshing Twist on a Classic Treat

    Low-Acid Coffee Floats: A Refreshing Twist on a Classic Treat

    by Alex Brecher November 17, 2023

    Elevate a classic treat with these delicious and energizing low-acid cold brew coffee floats. Perfect for a cozy night in or entertaining guests, this recipe uses Alex's Low-Acid Organic Whole Bean or Fresh Ground French Roast Coffee, ensuring a smooth and balanced dessert that is gentle on the stomach.

    Note for Acid Reflux Sufferers

    Coffee desserts can be challenging for those with acid reflux due to coffee's acidity. However, using a lower-acid coffee like Alex's Low-Acid Organic Coffee minimizes acidity and bitterness, making this dessert more enjoyable for everyone.

    Customize to Suit Your Preferences

    This recipe yields four decadent servings and offers various options for customization. From decaffeinated options to dairy-free alternatives and different flavors, you can make adjustments according to your dietary needs or personal taste. You can also experiment with low-carb options and select your preferred toppings to make the floats extra special.

    Ingredients

    For Chocolate Sauce:

    • ⅓ cup of whole milk or cream
    • 4 ounces of chopped dark chocolate or 6 to 8 tablespoons of dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 2 tablespoons of golden or caramel syrup

    For Floats:

    • 16 ounces (2 cups) of strong brewed coffee made with Fresh Ground Low-Acid Organic Coffee or coarsely ground Low-Acid Whole Bean Coffee (½ 12-ounce bag)
    • 4 scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream
    • 1 ½ cups (12 ounces) of strong cold brew coffee
    • 2 cups (16 ounces) of sparkling water
    • 4 maraschino cherries
    • Optional toppings: whipped cream and shaved chocolate

    Directions:

    • Prepare the coffee by brewing a very strong pot. You can use leftover coffee or freshly brewed coffee that has been cooled before using it for this recipe.
    • To make the chocolate sauce, heat the cream or milk in a double boiler. Add the chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
    • Allow the chocolate sauce to cool for four minutes, then whisk in the golden syrup or caramel syrup until well combined. Cover the sauce to prevent it from solidifying.
    • To assemble the low-acid coffee floats, spoon a small amount of chocolate sauce into the bottom of each cup. Add the strong brewed coffee, followed by a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream into each cup.
    • Pour ½ cup of strong cold brew coffee and ½ cup of sparkling water into each cup.
    • Customize your floats with additional chocolate sauce, whipped cream, shaved chocolate, or any desired toppings. Top each float with a maraschino cherry.
    • Serve the low-acid coffee floats immediately and enjoy!

    Indulge in the delightful combination of low-acid coffee and creamy ice cream with these easy-to-make low-acid coffee floats. With various customization options available, you can create a perfect dessert to suit your preferences or dietary needs. Share these delicious treats with your loved ones or savor them on your own. Enjoy!


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