National Coffee Day day has us wondering... what's in popular coffee drinks like a mocha frappuccino?!

DIY Mocha Frappé Recipe

Their Frappé:

A popular well known frappé style drink is the Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Beverage from Starbucks.  Have you ever looked at the ingredients on their website?

Ingredients:

ICE, MILK, COFFEE FRAPPUCCINO SYRUP [SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT, XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID], WHIPPED CREAM [CREAM (CREAM, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, CARAGEENAN), VANILLA SYRUP (SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVORS, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID)], COFFEE, MOCHA SAUCE [WATER, SUGAR, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, NATURAL FLAVOR]

You can view the full nutritional information HERE, which includes 51grams of sugar for a 16oz serving!

 

Our Frappé:

For our DIY version, we have kept all the delicious chocolate and coffee flavor of the well known frappuccino and created our version with simpler and healthier ingredients.  Instead of refined sugar, you'll find Maple Syrup as our sweetener of choice!  And we left out all of those strange hard to pronounce ingredients in their version like mono and diglycerides and carageenan.  Other than a couple simple ingredients, all you'll need is a blender to whip up this tasty drink!

 

Mocha Frappé (makes 2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups coffee, frozen into cubes
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup ice
  • ½ cup unsweetened milk
  • optional whipped topping or more frothed milk to top it off
  • optional pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to taste for some added fall flavor!

Directions:

  • Freeze strong brewed coffee in an ice cube tray
  • In a blender, add the coffee cubes, cocoa powder, sweetener of choice, vanilla, ice, and milk of choice. Blend starting on low. As you blend, speed it up and add milk needed to achieve bendable consistency
  • Divide the Mocha Frappe between the two glasses
  • Garnish off with any additional toppings such as whipped topping, more frothed milk, or melted dark chocolate. 

 

 

 

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