Iced Coffee Frappe

Summer’s almost over and I haven’t yet shared my iced coffee frappe recipe? This is a problem. A problem that must be remedied immediately.

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If they weren’t super expensive (and filled with who-knows-what as far as the ingredients go), I’d be at Starbucks getting a “frappucino” pretty much every day in the summer. I mean it…I really love them! So to avoid that scenario, I came up with a simple, yet delicious, homemade version.

The secret ingredient in this drink is organic, freeze-dried, instant decaf coffee. I love this stuff…it’s tasty and so convenient! And it’s perfect for making blended iced coffee drinks. (My health food store carries it in both the regular and decaf versions…maybe your’s does, too.) Sure, you can make a blended iced coffee drink with chilled brewed coffee but I don’t make mine that way, so I can’t help you out as far as a recipe goes.

You need a good blender for this recipe. Not necessarily an expensive on, but one that won’t crap out on you when you attempt to blend lots of ice in it. I have a high speed blender called a Blendtec and I love it. It’s not cheap but I use it every single day and have for years…it’s an excellent machine for making smoothies with frozen fruit, too.

By the way, you know what makes this iced coffee frappe even more delicious? You guessed it: ICE CREAM! Add a scoop or two of vanilla (or chocolate or coffee) ice cream for extra deliciousness. If you do so, you may want to cut back on the maple syrup (or whatever sweetener you decide to use) so it’s not too sweet :)

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*The stainless steel drinking straw in the top photo is courtesy of EcoJarz. They have a great selection of items designed to help you use canning jars as drinking cups!

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Recipe for Iced Coffee Frappe

Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • *1 1/2 cups milk preferably whole and organic (I use raw milk)
  • *2 cups of ice cubes
  • *3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or organic, unrefined granulated sugar, or to taste
  • *2 teaspoons organic freeze-dried instant regular or decaf coffee
  • *1-2 scoops of vanilla or chocolate or coffee ice cream (optional-for more of a milkshake-like drink); I'd cut back a little on the sweetener if you do add ice cream

Instructions

  • 1. Add all ingredients to your blender (I love my Blendtec) and blend on "high" until everything is thoroughly mixed (and ice is completely crushed).