Showing posts with label Frozen Coffee Frappe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Frozen Coffee Frappe. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

How to Make an Iced Vanilla Latte or Iced Mocha for #NationalCoffeeMilkshakeDay by Cleo Coyle




As this blog's resident java maven, I thought a frozen coffee drink would be the perfect menu offering for National Coffee Milkshake Day, not to mention the sweltering summer heat we're feeling this week.



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You may know this drink 
by any of these names: 

Frappuccino is the most common. (Starbucks trademarked this portmanteau of the words Frapp
é  and Cappuccino after buying the Coffee Connection chain in New England, which had previously trademarked it.) Or maybe you know the drink as a...

Coolatta (the Dunkin' Donuts version) or...

Mochalatta (Cinnabon's version) or...

McCafe frozen coffee drink, which is listed on McDonald's menu simply as an...


Iced Vanilla Latte or 

Iced Mocha (the chocolate version).



Well, now it's time for me to whip up my version of this drink, one I first introduced on this blog years ago--the Chilly Cleoccino! It's an easy (and much more economical) way to make this popular summer drink in your own home. 

Why so easy?

The typical first step in a drink like this is to make "double-strength" coffee. The reason is to keep the coffee flavor from being diluted by the addition of ice. My solution? Don't use ice. Make ice out of your regular brewed coffee (or espresso if you prefer). 

What I simply do is make a larger pot of my usual morning Joe and pour the leftover coffee into an empty ice cube tray. First step done. Easy! As for the next step, keep reading...and may you drink with frozen latte joy!

~ Cleo



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Cleo Coyle's Frozen Coffee Frappé 

(Iced Vanilla Latte or Iced Mocha)


Makes one 8-ounce serving

Ingredients:

1/3 cup brewed coffee or espresso (4 coffee ice cubes)

1/3 cup milk (low fat is fine)

2 teaspoons sugar (or more if you like your drinks sweeter)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (makes a mochaccino)

Whipped cream (optional)



DIRECTIONS: Fill an ice cube tray with brewed coffee or espresso and freeze. (Allow the coffee to come to room temperature before filling the tray.) 

Place four of your coffee ice cubes in a blender. Add milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and (optional) cocoa for a frozen mocha. Pulse the blender to chop the coffee cubes into fine particles.



You can create an icy drink with small chips (like a frozen margarita) or run the blender full speed until the mixture is completely liquefied yet still cold and frothy. To finish, pour this frosty refresher into a glass mug and top with whipped cream.


One last piece of advice:

Watch your CAT if he starts 
to eyeball your Copycat Frap!



Or this may happen to you...


My cat Nemo and (what was) my Frappuccino!


Stay cool, everyone, and...

Drink with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling author of
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