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.
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*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 1 frappe)
- Calories: 174
- Fat: 5.2g
- Saturated fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 23.5g
- Sugar: 22g
- Protein: 8.8g