May 4, 2012

frozen mocha

This is what I woke up to this morning: birds chirping, the cool morning air, a frozen mocha, and a graded pile of final exams.  It's about the best way to start your morning.  It may have been so exciting, in fact, that I couldn't sleep past about 6:15 am.

These frozen mochas are the lower-calorie, vegan cousin of the Starbucks Frappuccino.  Each serving is only about 100 calories and it doesn't even have any fake sugar.  Plus, they're a fraction of the cost of a fancy coffeehouse drink.

How do you prefer to start your mornings?  Do they include frozen mochas?  Perhaps they should...

Frozen Mocha
Serves 2

  • 1 to 1 1/2 trays of coffee ice cubes (3-4 cups of brewed coffee makes 2 trays)
  • 1 to 1 1/3 c vanilla almond milk
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
*I tried these originally with normal ice cubes and coffee, and it turned out watery.  Making the coffee ice cubes is very much worth the extra wait.

Start by making the coffee ice cubes by preparing coffee as you usually would.  Refrigerate coffee for about an hour before pouring it into ice cube trays and freezing.  Allow coffee cubes to freeze completely (I froze mine overnight to have the frozen mocha with breakfast).  Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate (unless you want to enjoy a vegan frozen mocha).

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