Remember the picture I posted on Instagram at the end of last week? I'll give you a hint: It was my attempt at The Londoner's Iceberg Lattes.
Well, I've decided to step it up a notch and create a little something caffeinated for an afternoon pick me up!
Enter: Mocha Frappuccino!
This is incredibly simple to make, but you'll have to do a tiny bit of prep the day before. Make your morning coffee, but add an additional 1.5 cups to freeze in your silicone ice cube tray over night.
Take the ice cubes out 10-15 minutes before you want to make your frapp, or give them 20-30 seconds in the microwave. This will make popping the icecubes out of the tray a lot easier. For some reason coffee ice cubes are stubborn when you first remove them from the freezer.
To fill one mason jar with this choco-coffee goodness you'll need 1 cup of milk (I used fat free), 1 tablespoon of Hershey's chocolate syrup & (if you want) some additional coffee to make the frapp a bit stronger.
Add 10 icecubes to your blender or if you have one, a magic bullet, along with the milk, & choclate syrup. Then blitz it all up!
Once you think it's ready, grab a spoon and taste test. Make sure the consistency is okay too, you don't want the frappuccino so thick that you can't suck it up through a straw, so make adjustments by adding some extra coffee / milk / ice cubs if necessary.
And there you have it: a deliciously frothy, chocolatey, and caffeinated drink in a jar!
If you're feeling crazy add a bit of whipped cream and some chocolate shavings on top. You'll think you just stepped out of Starbuck's, but for a quarter of the price!
What do you think? Will you make yourself a mocha frappuccino in the future? I might try caramel next!