My most favorite thing to make on the weekend is a frappucino. I mentioned my icey mocha back in November and figured I would let you in on another flavor I have been blending up. A couple of my favorite flavors wrapped up in an icy coffee drink? Oh yes, it makes for some yummy weekend freezes. Because I didn’t stop making these cold drinks during snow season – and let me tell you, 10 degrees outside is really not the time to be making ice-cold drinks inside! It doesn’t matter if you have the heat on or not. It’s still cold! Here is my vegan and gluten-free Mocha PB Frap.
I love making iced coffee drinks at home. I always make a full pot of coffee thinking I will be able to down it – because I am a power-coffee drinker – but I never make it through. There is always enough left to fill an ice-cube tray though which is perfect because the worst thing about coffee-house blended ice drinks is that they use water cubes. Meaning it melts into a watered down mess. Not with coffee cubes. When they melt, you just get more coffee. This one I added powdered peanut butter – which is pretty expensive at the store but thankfully this one came in one of the subscription boxes so I got to try it and find out if I like it. It’s alright. Definitely better wrapped up in a sugar-free cocoa sauce mocha blended coffee! And now I want to try other brands to see if that is really the flavor or if it can get better, and I want to make the actual creamy peanut butter by adding water … I haven’t yet because I don’t want to be disappointed. Anyway – the frap is. Oh. Heaven! It’s amazingly good and you will not want to share.
Start by having frozen coffee in your ice cubes. Kind of obvious, but be sure to make extra or an extra pot if needed. In a blender, break up your cold banana into chunks and drop in first – the banana needs to be first or the coffee cubes take longer to break up. Believe me on this; I have had some runny fraps trying to get to the right consistency, and the banana first is the way of it. Then add the coffee cubes, pb powder, chocolate milk and the sugar-free chocolate sauce. I don’t know if you have tried the NuNaturals brand yet – I won mine in a giveaway – yippee! It is drizzle-in-your-mouth-by-itself good. Like really. Then just blend away. I used 1/3 cup milk but you may need to add up to a 1/2 cup to get it moving. Then drink and enjoy!
1 Tray Coffee Ice Cubes
1/3 C Silk Chocolate Soy Milk
2 Tbsp Powdered Peanut Butter
1/4 C NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup
1. Chunk up banana and drop into bottom of blender.
2. Dump in coffee ice cubes.
3. Spoon in powdered peanut butter and pour in syrup and milk.
4. Turn blender on and let whirl – add more milk a little at a time if needed to get things moving.
5. Pour into cup and enjoy!