I love to cook.  Since moving to a house with all electric, however, I have had a hard time getting motivated!  The stove does not cook right and it’s just not the same as gas.  However, between my desire and my outdoor grill – which so needs replacing – I manage to make fast, easy recipes for my family that they all love.

But since I am such a busy lady, I have little time to go to the computer, search through thousands of awesome recipes and recreate them.  I am a “throw some stuff together and see how it tastes” kind of lady!

We are trying to add variety to our meals and I am making a lot more fish.  Any fish I love.  Salmon, Halibut, Flounder… anything.  But I can rarely eat it dry.  So the other day, while enjoying a small glass of my Blueberry Banana Strawberry #IcedDelight Mocha Smoothie, I had an thought.  Can I turn International Delight Mocha ready to serve Iced Coffee into a nice glaze for some fish?

I was sure I could balance the sweet with some depth and turn it into something yummy!

So that night at dinner I experimented and came up with a great recipe that I have already made again as a marinade!!  It has the perfect blend of tart and sweet and bite for a light, white fish and would also be fantastic over vegetables!  And everyone loved it, too so I banked it for future use!  It might seem a little weird – I am a little weird – but it really is so good!

Mocha Balsamic Glaze

1 cup International Delight Iced Coffee
2 Tbsp Onion Soup Mix
1 Tbsp Balsamic Glaze (or Syrup)
1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 – 1 Tbsp Sugar

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.  Transfer the liquid to a sauce pan.  Bring the glaze to a slight boil, stirring constantly.  When the sauce thickens slightly, remove from heat.  Pour a tablespoon or more over your fish and enjoy.

I used a prepackaged flounder fillet and laid it over a helping of steam in a bag vegetables.  Simple, fast and healthy for my family!

The glaze has some bite to it and a little background of sweet.  It pair perfectly with the light fish and vegetables.  I also want to marinade chicken or beef in it.  That great flavor absorbed into meat would be really good!

Inspired by my super easy creation, I wanted to do an equally easy dessert.  But all I could think is that this light meal would pair well with a rich, chocolate pudding.  Again, though, I wanted to see if International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee could play a role. So  turned to one of my favorite fast pudding recipes, Hasty Chocolate Pudding, that I have made a ton of times from AllRecipes.com.  And I wanted to see if I could add some yummy, buttery Pistachios and Chocolate Chips to it to make it that much better!

Mocha Pistacio Hasty Chocolate Pudding
Mostly borrowed from  AllRecipes.com

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Pistachios
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips

Blend together the dry ingredients except for the Pistachios and Chocolate Chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Slowly add the International Delight Iced Coffee and whisk so that there are no lumps.  Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 3 minutes.  Stir and microwave a minute more at a time until the mixture is smooth and creamy.  Mine takes 4 minutes total.  Add in the pistachios and chocolate chips and pour into ramekins.  Mine makes 5 perfectly.  Chill and serve cold.

So delicious, right?  And it is!  The crunchiness of te Pistachios and the bite of the chocolate chips makes this dessert a fun and delicious dinner bookend!

I love creating and amping up recipes with new ingredients.  I have discovered that International Delight Iced Coffee in Original, Mocha and Vanilla flavors and the International Delight Creamers are the perfect way to dress up a recipe!  I have loved cooking and creating with them and will continue to do so!

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