Cold brew coffee.
Creamy blended milk.
Decadent dark chocolate.
Well, good morning, sunshine!
I’ve wanted to recreate a “frappe” or frappuccino at home for a while now since I had a full on obsession with them when they came out in like 2004. But after learning that they had enough calories to sink a boat I strayed back to my americano. Whew, muffin top averted.
If you’ve never had cold brew coffee you should.
The way I make it you grind bold coffee, put it in a large bowl with water, then slide it in the fridge overnight. The next morning you have fresh coffee awaiting you beside your gallon of milk and half-used carton of eggs. Easy – it’s like stowing away a personal barista in your kitchen without the temptation of an 1,800 calorie muffin on the side. Oh delight!
So in the morning, you strain your coffee. I did ours in our Chemex, which is bomb. But can also do it over cheesecloth and a strainer, or in a french press. Then you add it to a blender with frozen milk cubes and a dash of chocolate syrup, and wa-la! You have a cold brew frappe that rivals any coffee house offering. Good morning indeed.
Cold Brew Mocha Frappe
- 1 cup cold brew coffee
- 8 milk ice cubes
- 2-4 Tbsp light chocolate syrup
- To prepare cold brew, place 2 cups ground coffee – the bolder the better – into a bowl, top it with 4 cups of water and place it in the refrigerator overnight. Strain in the morning and reserve the leftover in the fridge.
- Prepare milk ice cubes in advance by pouring your milk of choice in an ice cube tray, covering lightly with saran wrap, and freezing over night. Choose non-dairy milk to make this vegan friendly. I went with 2% for an extra creamy texture.
- In the morning, place 1 cup coffee, 8 milk ice cubes and as much chocolate sauce as desired in a blender and blend until smooth (amounts as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Serve immediately.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.