Warmer weather is upon us and with that comes increased consumption of cold refreshing beverages. I have been enjoying iced cold brew coffee, frappuccinos, iced tea, and tea frappes. It sometimes gets too warm in my kitchen to really want to cook anything so experimenting with cold drink recipes lets me still feel creative without making myself a hot mess! Today my oldest daughter and I went on a nice long walk, well she walked and I rollerbladed for over 3 miles! I managed to not fall and break anything, quite impressed with myself. We were both hot when we got home so what is more refreshing than a nice cold frappuccino! So I set to work making us up a nice refreshing treat.
For this recipe you will need:
- 3/4 cups strong coffee(I use a strong cold brew concentrated)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream*
- 1-2 tbsp Monk Fruit or Erythritol sweetener(you can also use your favorite liquid sweetener instead if you want) to sweeten to your taste
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- Pinch of salt(optional)
- 1 large tbsp coconut oil
- 1- 1 1/2 cups ice
*For a dairy free option sub the heavy whipping cream out for full fat unsweetened canned coconut milk. This will change the carb and fat amount but not by too much.
Start by placing all ingredients, except ice, into the blender and blend on medium for 45-60 seconds until all ingredients are mixed up and the coconut oil is mixed in nicely.
After everything is mixed up nicely add the ice and blend again until all ice is blended in. Depending on the size of your cubes and how slushy you want will determine how much ice you will need. Better to start with less ice and add more if needed.
This makes roughly 3 cups, the amount of ice will determine your finished amount, and you can either drink it all yourself or be nice and share with your daughter! Top with some homemade coconut whipped cream for some added deliciousness and a little extra fat boost. Sometimes if I do not have any whipped cream made up I will sub out the HWC for some full fat coconut milk. This will change the macro count a little but not by much. Sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top and enjoy.
Nutrition facts per 8oz approx: Less than 1 g carb, less than 1 g protein, 14g fat
Dairy free option per 8oz approx: 1g carb, less than 1 g protein, 9g fat