Dairy-Free Healthy Mocha Frappe

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I haven't met a single person who doesn't like to splurge occasionally on a Frappuccino from their favorite coffee shop. It's hard to resist that decadent chocolate-coffee combo - especially when blended with ice and milk.  But too many of these mocha frappes can not only break the bank, but also your belt! 

Good news, these delicious frappes are really easy to blend at home and just sweet enough to meet your sweet-tooth craving without excessive added sugars and unknown ingredients usually present in artificial syrups. Extra bonus - it calls for almond milk so it's dairy-free if you choose a dairy-free chocolate syrup! 

Note that you do need to have extremely strong coffee - chilled espresso or cold brew concentrate. Anything else won't provide the coffee flavor you desire and will leave your frappe tasting bleh. You can get creative with it - omitting chocolate if you're into just plain Frappuccinos or adding caramel if you want a chocolate/caramel combo. Don't worry - you'll find yourself making it so often that you'll have opportunities to play around with flavor combos!

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Dairy-Free Healthy Mocha Frappe | GF

This Healthy Mocha Frappe is sweet enough to meet your frappe craving without excessive added sugars and unknown ingredients usually present in your favorite coffee shop byproduct. Extra bonus - it's dairy-free! 

INGREDIENTS

  • MOCHA FRAPPE
    • 1 cup ice cubes
    • ½ cup strong coffee or espresso
    • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (plus more for drizzle)
    • ⅓ cup almond milk
  • OPTIONAL COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM
    • 1 can full-fat coconut milk or canned coconut cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • sweetener of choice (preferably confectioner's sugar)

METHOD

MOCHA FRAPPE

  1. Brew coffee/espresso and place in refrigerator until completely chilled.
  2. Combine ice cubes, espresso, maple syrup, chocolate syrup and almond milk into a blender.
  3. Blend until mixture is smooth.
  4. OPTIONAL: Top with additional chocolate syrup and coconut whipped cream.

COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM

  1. Scoop the thick part of the canned coconut milk or cream out of the can.
  2. In a cold bowl, whisk the coconut with vanilla until it resembles whipped cream. Add sweetener, such as confectioner's sugar, to taste. (Note: You may also use a stand mixer or hand mixer with a whist attachment.)

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