Some mornings, I wake up and want to treat myself to something a little bit more special than my typical morning coffee.
Now that I’ve been working from home full time for 18 months, I don’t really go to coffee shops anymore, so in order to have a fancy coffee treat, I have to make it myself!
A frappe is perfect for those mornings where you need a pick me up. It is a blended coffee drink served cold, typically topped with a nice dollop of whipped cream, and is surprisingly easy to make. This Mocha Frappe recipe uses just 7 ingredients to make a chocolatey, frothy coffee concoction.
I suggest preparing the espresso the night before so that you can make it and enjoy it quicker the next morning.
Ingredients (makes 2 servings, multiply as needed):
- 1 heaping teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup, plus more for garnish
- whipped cream, for garnish
The night before, add 1 heaping teaspoon espresso powder to 1/2 cup boiling water. Let cool completely. (I prepared mine in a jar and added it to my refrigerator.)
The next morning, add the cold espresso, ice cubes, milk, sugar, and chocolate syrup to a blender.
Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
Pour into 2 glasses, top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup, and enjoy!
This is a nice, easy way to make a normal morning feel a bit more special, don’t you think?
You can experiment by substituting in different syrups instead of the chocolate syrup to make an assortment of yummy versions – caramel, vanilla, Irish cream, etc.