I am a coffee drinker. It really doesn’t matter if it’s cold outside or 90 degrees and humid like it has been the last week, I have a pot of coffee on all the time. I got this from my mother who no matter what time of day it is if you stop by her house you’ll be offered a cup of coffee and good conversation. Sometimes when it’s hot outside like it has been though I do enjoy an iced coffee or a blended coffee drink like a frappe. Buying these drinks at the local coffee shop is wonderful and a special treat but can be costly so I’ve figured out a way to make them at home for less. The best part is that I know what my Homemade Mocha Frappe ingredients are!
Homemade Mocha Frappe
- Coffee Ice Cubes
- Half and Half
- Whipping Cream or Ice Cream
- Chocolate Syrup
- Raw Sugar
The first part of this process begins a day or so before you want to make one of these delicious blended drinks. Brew a pot of coffee as you normally would. Once the coffee has cooled fill an ice cube tray (or as many as it takes) and freeze them until solid. The coffee ice cubes keep the drink from becoming diluted like regular ice cubes would.
Place the coffee ice cubes, cooled regular coffee, half and half, chocolate syrup, and raw sugar into your blender. I like to use my Ninja single cup to make mine. For one serving I use approximately 8 coffee cubes, 3/4 cup of cooled coffee, and 1/4 cup half and half. The chocolate syrup and sugar should be added to taste.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into a cup and add whipping cream or ice cream to the top. Drizzle a little bit more chocolate syrup on top and enjoy!
I like to use all natural chocolate syrup and only a small amount of raw sugar to make this a healthier choice than most blended coffee drinks. The ice cream is also a natural ice cream with cane sugar and no artificial flavors or colors. You could use caramel or vanilla or many flavors to change up this Homemade Frappe!