Oh, coffee. Let me list the ways I love thee:
Now, hold on. I am not about to suggest you toss those filters and your mugs out the window. (I do value my life, after all. ) I just mean the kind of coffee you head into the coffee shop to buy can be quite a hit on your wallet. But that doesn’t mean ya gotta stop enjoying your cuppa joe!
Real Food Ingredients – Mocha Frappuccino Recipe
Clearly, I am a sucker for coffee. And I love associating different coffees with different seasons, memories, etc. (C’mon, you know you do, too!) For example, I love getting a French Press when I’m out with the hubby on a date. And my drink of choice on my own? A poor man’s raspberry mocha…more on that later.
One thing I am not big into, however, is the frozen drinks from the coffee shops. They taste more like milkshakes to me, and usually set my teeth on edge with the sweet-factor.
But when my friend, Brittany, shared that she had perfected a mocha frappuccino recipe using real food ingredients, I couldn’t wait to try it. I told her the proof would be in the pudding – or when my hubby tried it. He used to work at a coffee shop chain, back in the day, and has high expectations for stuff like this. (He could pull shots like nobody’s business!) So if it gained his approval, it’s good.
Guess what? It did!
So we’re sharing it with you – on one condition. That you make plans to deliver it to your sweetheart (or a friend) at some point for Valentine’s Day. Because that’s just gotta happen. How can you keep this recipe to yourself?? Ok, you pinky promise? Great!
Mocha Frappuccino Recipe
- 8 oz. organic coffee (find our fave here), frozen into 1 oz. cubes
- 1 cup raw milk (find raw milk here)
- 2 T. organic maple syrup (we love this brand), or raw/local honey
- 1 T. organic cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp. organic vanilla extract (using this homemade recipe)
- dash of real salt (find it here)
Prior to making your mocha frappe, brew some strong coffee (maybe 1 Tablespoon to every 6 oz of water). Once cooled, pour into some ice cube trays (like these). Freeze until ready to blend those babies up!
Place cubes into the bottom of your blender (the Blendtec turns this drink so smooth!). Pour the milk, syrup, and vanilla in. Add the cocoa powder and the salt. If you’re using a Blendtec, use the ice crush/milkshake setting on blender for a thicker drink. For a thinner drink, use the soup/dip button.
Makes about 2-10 oz. drinks!
You could make this pretty in pink with some real, homemade whipped cream and peppermint candy, all crushed up and sprinkled on top of the whipped cream. How romantic-al is that?
If you like a stronger coffee flavor, add more cubes. We actually upped our coffee cubes to about 12 cubes (1 oz. each) the last time we made this recipe!
What’s your favorite coffee drink? Do you know someone who would love you for sharing this mocha frappuccino recipe with them?
***Like this recipe? See more wake-me-up-in-the-a.m. recipes like this over on Pinterest!***