Pune style Cad-B
We have our family favorite recipe this time. This drink has been our favorite, it brings back memories of college and those carefree days. Although my husband and I attended the same college, we were there at different times. And just like every student that attends this specific college in Pune, we developed a crazy liking towards the famous CAD-B.
Sometime around 2008, this one Cad-B/Cad-M shop sprung up near our college. You could easily identify these shops with huge flex boards and parlour style setup inside. The craze was contagious that just like everyone, my friends and I decided to try it too. The drink was served in a tall slim glass with a long spoon. There was a thick layer of grated chocolate on the top and the drink was so thick that you had to scoop it with a spoon to eat it rather than drinking.
What is CAD-B or CAD-M?
Basically, Cad-B is a gooey thick chocolate shake with a dollop of chocolate ice-cream. A glassful of chocolate heaven, I could say. The name is a short form of Cadbury so the prefix ‘Cad’. The suffix B is for dark chocolate(bitter chocolate) and M is for milk chocolate.
Initially, when I tried it for the first time, I couldn’t tell the difference between the Cad-B or Cad-M. Both tasted somewhat similar. However, eventually though, the difference between the two started to show. CAD-B was made of dark chocolate and had bitter aftertaste while Cad-M had milk chocolate. It was more sweetish and milk based. Obviously, the darker one had more preference by most of the customers. As far as I can remember, I had CAD-B more.
Fast forward to a decade and I met my husband who also happened to be Cad-B fan. There was a Cad-B joint right at the corner of his house. During our courtship days, we would walk down the road on weekends and share a glass of CAD-B (talk about being cheesy :D). Later it became our ‘after fight make-up’ ritual to have CAD-B 🙂 Ahh, those memories..
Trying to make Cad-B at home..
So after being away from Pune for almost 3 years now, we do miss our favorite chocolate shake. My husband nudged me to try making it this summer (quarantine cooking experiments). I tried making it a few times to figure out the taste. Earlier, my trials were with American Hershey’s (both dark and milk). However, they didn’t impart the authentic taste so we decided to pick up some Indian Cadbury drinking chocolate and Cadbury dairy milk bar, this time it was superb! The exact taste of Cad-B that we had back in the day.
Since then, husband has been having it every weekend and loves it. I on the other hand take it easy on indulging. I posted a picture of this Cad-B a few days ago on Instagram. I had few requests for the recipe. I know there are so many people who can relate to the Cad-B era. I hope I can bring back memories with this delicious, ooey-gooey Cad-B recipe.
How to make Cad-B?
The process is simple but you need to give some time for setting. This drink is purely chocolate based so you need to have good quality chocolate. Preferably Cadbury’s dairy milk and good dark chocolate with 90% cocoa.
- Melt chocolate (dark chocolate and Cadbury dairy milk) in 1 cup of milk on low flame.
- Stir the milk to melt all the chocolate on low flame. Make sure the chocolate doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Once the chocolate melts, turn off the flame and let it cool.
- You can keep it in refrigerator to cool fast.
- After 30mins, transfer the thick sauce in a grinder jar along with a scoop of dark chocolate ice cream.
- Pulse it until frothy and smooth. You can also use a hand blender instead of grinder.
- Transfer it to serving glass and top it with ice cream.
- Keep this glass in the freezer and let it set for 1 hour.
- After 1 hour, grate chocolate on the top and serve immediately.
Note: If you want to make Cad-M, just replace dark chocolate with equal amount of milk chocolate. Rest of the process remains the same.
- 1 cup milk full fat
- 4 tbsp cadbury drinking chocolate 30 grams
- 20 grams dark chocolate 90 percent cocoa
- 10 grams Cadbury milk chocolate
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 scoop Chocolate ice cream Haagen-Dazs Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream
- In a heavy bottom pan, heat milk on low flame.
- Add cadbury drinking chocolate and, dark chocolate and milk chocolate.
- Keep stirring the chocolate and make sure it does not stick to the bottom.
- Once the chocolate is melted, turn off the flame and let it cool.
- Cool the melted chocolate in fridge for 20-25 mins,
- After 25 mins, transfer the melted chocolate to the grinder jar and add 1 scoop of dark chocolate ice cream.
- Pulse the grinder until the mix becomes creamy and frothy.
- Transfer this mix to the serving glass and add another scoop of ice cream.
- Chill in freezer for 1 hour and then add grated chocolate when serving.
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