Eat Ice Cream Hard, Drink Coffee Harder : Häagen-Dazs x Illy Coffee Indonesia Workshop

Friday, March 27, 2015

Wassup guys, how's your weekend? Hope you're not getting bored of my food journal posts here. Anyway, do you like eating ice cream and drink coffee? If you do both, you must read this post until the end, I'm giving you another new experience of my food journal.


Häagen-Dazs
First thing first, let's talk how Haagen-Dazs created. Established by Reuben and Rose Mattus in New York in 1961. They made the name sounds Danish so people at that time thought the ice cream was from Denmark, which famous for its dairy product. Well said... the marketing strategy succeeded, and people fell in love with the ice cream. Now you can see Haagen-Dazs in many countries, including Indonesia.

When I was a little kid, I always thought its a very expensive ice cream, and didn't know what's the difference with my favorite popsicle I used to love eating. Until one day I ate this ice cream when I grew up, it's such a yummy premium ice cream that changed my perspective of ice cream as I used to think that the taste all of ice creams were same. So the younger me just like enlightened when ate Haagen-Dazs and it's like...


"OH THIS IS WHY HAAGEN-DAZS WAS SO DIFFERENT!!!"
*light of heaven shines on me with backsound of singing angels like in movie*
*okay, skip it*


What are you doing in Häagen-Dazs?
Eating ice cream, indeed! Also eating the cakes in night with friends. But in this post, I was having a food tasting session. At the first time I thought I would be introduced with new ice cream flavors, until at the moment me and Hans arrived there, we were just told that..... *drumroll*


Haagen-Dazs will introduce us the fusion beverages beetween ice cream and coffee!
Wa, wait... since when does Haagen-Dazs sell coffee?



Huh, never noticed if the coffee products sold in Haagen-Dazs are from Illy Coffee, the famous three generations Italian coffee roasting company which specializing in blended Arabica beans. So at that time we would be introduced the new menu of fusion beverages by Haagen-Dazs and Illy Coffee in Senayan City outlet.



The outlet.

Sorryyy dear Bradley Cooper for letting your face closed by lamp!

Favorite cakes, psst they are 50%-off if you buy it after 8 PM everyday.

Scooping the happiness.


Haagen-Dazs doesn't only sell ice cream, but it also sells breakfast! Yeah... but only available in Plaza Senayan and Citos outlets. Couldn't wait to start the workshop anyway!


Let the session started!


The drinks
Welcomed by Angga Krisnawan, Brand Executive of Haagen-Dazs Indonesia, and the session opened by Arief Budiman, National Trainer and Quality Controller of Illy Coffee Indonesia, and also a professional barista for 14 years. He presented us the benefits of coffee for health and many more things about coffee, such a nice information to know.



Arief Budiman.



Enough for the presentation, let's show us the ice cream instead!!!
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Cookies and Cream Espresso (Rp 60.000)
Mr. Arief showed to us how to make this beverage. First, pour a shot of double espresso into the glass and pour blended cookies and cream Haagen-Dazs ice cream. Garnish it with whipping cream, put a cookie and mini scoops of ice cream onto it, and pour some chocolate powder on it. VOILA! You can serve it hot or cold. The taste of espresso is hidden in this beverage since it is more sweet, suit for you who doesn't prefer coffee.


Pouring the blended ice cream.

Garnishing the beverages.

Cookies and Cream Espresso. (Rp 60.000)



Tiramisu Coffee
The second one, Mr. Arief showed us to make the famous yummy cake into a beverage. This one tastes really like tiramisu cake, light texture came with balanced bitterness and sweetness. He made many alternatives of this tiramisu coffee with various latte art on it. Unfortunately, this one is not for sell in Haagen Dazs, and only shown for demonstration. Feel so lucky anyway I could taste this one. :')



Behind the scene.

Tiramisu Coffee with Latte Art.

Another latte art.

With ladyfinger cake.



Iced Caffe Latte (Rp 26.000)
Espresso mixed with frothy milk. This one is bitter than the first ones since the main composition used only espresso, the adding of frothy milk doesn't make it sweeter anyway since no sugar added, but it makes the taste of espresso milder than the pure one.



Why so serious???

PHOTOBOMBED BY WIBI, HAHAHA!

Iced Caffe Latte. (Rp 26.000)



Mocha Dreamland (Rp 60.000)
What's next? The last one was my favorite!!!! It was a Belgian chocolate ice cream mixed with espresso and coffee jelly, and topped with two mini scoops of ice cream. Look at the photo below, aren't you craving for this one? The cute presentation came with rich flavor, and the blend was sweet yet creamy. My favorite thing was sucking up the grass jelly in the ice cream. Recommended to try! Yummy yummy yummy.



Mocha Dreamland. (Rp 60.000)


Haagen-Dazs also held a latte art competition, so there were 3 lucky competitors from us which joined the mini competition.



Mr. Arief showed to us how to make a latte art.

Using their own creativity to make their own latte arts.




So happy to taste all of the new signature beverages from Haagen-Dazs,
hmm.. but wait....





Guys, are you looking some more?

TA-RAAAA!!!!

Another bonus from Haagen-Dazs!!!!


The final dessert at the day was brownies cake with ice cream on top! Available in two variants : vanilla or chocolate. I took the vanilla one, but seemed the flavor was little bit mixed with strawberry. Always love Haagen-Dazs' ice cream, not too gummy yet too airy. Haagen-Dazs was too generous, since we all were already full and planned to share a plate, but they still made us this dessert one plate for one person. THE REAL ICE CREAM PARTY WOO-HOOO!!!!



Delivering the samplers.


Conclusion

  • The venue is comfortable.
  • Overall, the new beverages aren't disappointing.
  • I hope the Tiramisu Coffee will be available in Haagen-Dazs, so whenever I want it I can buy it. *heartbreak*


Feel so lucky to join this workshop, since I never heard that Haagen-Dazs held a workshop except for this one. This one is an new experience since so rare of finding tasting session beside food, and met a lot of new friends in culinary thing! Although this one was the most epic food tasting I ever attend, the place was kinda petite but 30-ish people packed inside the venue feel like a sardine inside the can LOL, but who cares, the more the merrier. :D



P-R-E-T-E-N-D-I-N-G.
(Photo credit : Ci' Wibi)

Toast for the ice cream and coffee party!


Another story.....
At the night, the caffeine made me awake all night until 3 AM HAHAHAHAH since I'd drunk many shots of coffee at that day. Felt little bit exhausted because I had to go to church in late morning and make assignment. Luckily Mr. Arief explained how to reduce the caffeine inside body before the tasting session :

  • Eat banana, it contains potassium which is able to neutralize the caffeine.
  • Drink water in double portion than the coffee you drink.


Couldn't sleep because of... THESE.
#guiltypleasure


No no no banana, I don't like it. I prefer drink water as many as I could to eat banana at that night, my stomach was full of water since I drank like a thirsty camel LOL, but thank goodness it worked. You can try this if someday you're still awake because of caffeine.

But if Haagen-Dazs hold another tasting session with lots of caffeine like that again....... SURE I WILL ATTEND IT AGAIN!!! *then prepare a gallon of water first in home before tasting LOL*



The last but not the least,
Thank you OpenRice Indonesia + Haagen-Dazs x Illy.





Häagen-Dazs
Senayan City, Fl. 5
Jl. Asia Afrika Lot 19
Senayan, South Jakarta

T : +62 21 00 8071272727
Hours: Mon-Sun 10.00 -22.00

Wi-fi : YES
Credit Card : YES
Price Range: Rp 100.000 for two
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4 comment(s)

  1. HAAGEN-DAZS ini pernah saya liat di sebuah hotel di Bali. Kalau nda salah Hotel FAVE Kuta atau Denpasar. Ada kedai kecil di hotel itu. Saya liat ada tulisan "HAAGEN-DAZS" di kedai Es krim itu. Beli sih nda,. Soalnya takut nda cukup uangnya hiheihiehiheee

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    1. bener banget mas asep.... belinya sih mikir-mikir dulu wahahah lumayan mahal. :')

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  2. OMGEEEEEEEE i love ice cream!!! iya ya ini eskrim mahal banget tapi pas dicoba bikin gak nyesel. seriously it 50% off after 8 PM?? definitely will visit it when I'm in Jakarta XD
    the mocha dreamland catches my eyes!
    I always love your review Audrey ^^ ♥

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