Call me lazy. Call me thrifty. Sometimes I want a blended coffee, and I want it now. And yes, I feel better spending 97 cents rather than $5 for it. Call it a frappé. Call it a frappuccino. It’s a lovely, sweet blended coffee recipe that makes me feel special. But here’s the scoop. Not only is it as delicious as my favorite coffee shop frozen caramel latte, it has chocolate chips! Now I get caramel and chocolate.
I’ve been enjoying these for years and even posted about this recipe previously on Life Over Lunch. I drink mine without all the whip, but I decided some newer beautiful pictures would help invite you into the experience!
The chocolate chips in this recipe are optional. You may want a drink that’s smoother, but I especially like the chips. It reminds me of a chocolate chip shake and a blender easily chops them small enough to slip through a straw. I’ve rescued a few plastic water bottle straws from discarded water bottles so they may be a little fatter. You’ll need a good ice-chopping blender for this recipe. I typically use my Cusinart Hand Blender and mix it right up in the included cup. My old one is a two-cup size, but I see this new one is three cups.
First I blend the chocolate chips with milk and Hills Bros. Cappuccio powder. I’ve tried a few flavors and English Toffee is the equivalent of the caramel frappés that I buy. I just measure three heaping silverware tablespoons, but a strict measurement would be 1/3 cup. Then blend in ice and that’s it.
Unless, of course, you’d like to power up your blended coffee recipe. Last week, I mentioned that I sometimes hide 1/2 teaspoon of kale powder in my drink. Or protein powder. Or slip in a 1/2 banana. You can’t taste the kale powder at all! The vanilla protein powder you taste a little, and the banana a lot.
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- 1 cup milk (or almond or oat milk)
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup Hills Bros. English Toffee cappuccino powder
- 2 cups ice
In an ice-crushing blener or an immersion blender cup, blend together chocolate chips, milk and cappuccino powder.
Add 2 cups crushed ice and blend until smooth.
You can add other ingredients - kale powder, protein powder, banana, etc. Blend with milk and chips before adding ice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 641Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 472mgCarbohydrates: 93gFiber: 3gSugar: 61gProtein: 13g