Monday, March 31, 2014

Mocha Frappuccino

Believe it or not, we're starting to get some summer-like weather here.  As I type this, I'm sitting on our back patio, wearing shorts and short-sleeve shirt and drinking a homemade frappuccino.  Pretty perfect! (Although come July or August, it will be hot here.)

These mocha frappuccinos are wonderful - cold, coffee-y, and delicious.  The consistency did not mix perfectly, however, so I would suggest serving with a straw or spoon to blend a little as you drink it.  Regardless, we loved the flavor and it was a perfect break on a Sunday afternoon after some gardening.

Even if you don't have spring or summer weather yet, mark this recipe for a month or two from now!  I have a feeling that I'll be making these for months to come.

Mocha Frappuccino
Taken from: Savory Sweet Life
Serves 2-4

  • 1½ cups crushed ice (I just used cubed ice)
  • 2-1 ounce shots of espresso OR use 3/4 cup of double strength (strong) coffee increase ice amount by ¼ cup.
  • 1/2 cup your choice of milk (I used almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (more or less depending on preference)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 
  • pinch of salt
  • optional toppings: whipped cream, chocolate syrup or a shot of espresso

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender for 30-45 seconds. Taste and add more ice or other ingredients as needed. 
  2. Pour into 2-4 tall glasses.  If desired, top off with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and/or a shot of espresso. Best served with a straw or spoon.


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