It’s finally summer here in the frozen tundra and I have been having fun making various cold drinks. I have been enjoying iced coffee, coffee frappuccinos and tea frappes. I created one that is super yummy with a powdered Chai tea. After posting a picture on Facebook I had about 5 people message me for the recipe. I knew this must be the next recipe to go up on the blog. Of course this meant I had to make another one so I could take the pictures for the post and with that comes with having to drink it, Oh darn! 🙂 You too will want to make this again and again. It’s perfect for after dinner like a dessert or in the morning for a nice breakfast beverage. Packed with loads of healthy fats and only 2g of carbs!
What you will need:
- 4 oz unsweetened almond milk
- 2 oz heavy whipping cream*
- 2 oz full fat unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 heaping teaspoon Numi Turmeric Golden Chai
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp erythritol or favorite sugar substitute…I use Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener*
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1- 1 1/2 cups ice
*If you need dairy free omit the heavy whipping cream, increase the almond milk to 5 oz and coconut milk to 3 oz. Adjust sweetener amount to taste.
Add all ingredients except the ice into your blender. I use a full blender, however a single serve like a magic bullet would work fine too as long as it can crush ice. If there is one thing I would recommend investing in is a high quality blender. Blend on medium for about a minute. I like to blend before adding the ice to get the coconut oil all mixed up. Skipping this step makes the coconut oil get cold and hard and clumpy.
Now add the ice. I use about 1 1/2 cups of ice cubes however depending on the size or your cubes you may want to decrease or increase amount. I blend on the smoothie setting so it shuts off automatically, main thing is to blend until all the ice is incorporated into the frappe.
Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy. An optional but very delicious step is to add a dollop of coconut whipped cream or other pure whipped cream. Mine started sinking before I could get the picture taken. Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon and enjoy.
Nutrition: 2g net carbs, 44g fat, 1g protein Any changes made will alter the nutritional facts.