Monday, August 17, 2015

Mocha Chip Frozen Coffee

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Ours was another great one filled with our favorite summertime things: Callie's Hot Little Biscuit (post definitely coming soon on this place!), Farmer's Market, Taco Boy, beers and games at Palmetto Brewery, and golf, of course.  I didn't take a lot of photos, so instead, I thought I'd share a fun coffee beverage I've been enjoying, perfect to start your week.  

Mike and I love going to Charleston Coffee Exchange on our way home from the golf course.  They have tons of regional fair trade coffees from all over the world, and each week, they have a different "Coffee of the Week" for only $9.99 per pound.  Recently, Mike brought hom Nicaraguan coffee.  It has a distinct chocolately flavor, and I love it.  I got inspired and decided to try my take on my favorite almost $5 coffee beverage.  After a couple of adjustments, this drink is the perfect mix in that you can still taste the coffee, while also adding some delicious chocolate flavor.  
Ingredients:
- 1/3 cup coffee beans
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
 - 2 cups ice
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
- small handful or 2/3 tablespoons chocolate chips
Directions:
1. Make the coffee!  We love our Aeropress, but any method that can make very strong coffee.  With the Aeropress, I ground up 1/3 cup beans medium-fine and Aeropressed them with 6 oz of boiling water.  
2. While the coffee is still hot, mix in the sugar so it can dissolve.
3. Once it's dissolved, add in the milk and pour coffee, ice, chocolate syrup, extract, and chocolate chips into blender.
4. I used the ice crush setting for about 15 seconds for the perfect milkshake-like consistency.
5. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup!

There you have it!  I hope this perks up y'alls' weeks!  I know I needed it this morning for the Lilly After Party sale.  Anyone get anything good?  I got a white puffy vest and I'm happy as a clam :)

18 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

This looks way better than the coffee I'm enjoying this morning! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

Jen said...

This looks amazing! I totally need to figure out how to recreate my favorite $5 coffee beverage at home. It really adds up, so I think I might try this sometime this week. Thanks for sharing!!

P!nky said...

This looks amazing and perfect for summer.

Jen said...

Yum!! This looks delicious and refreshing!

Rebecca Jo said...

This has my name all over it!!!!!

Carly Messmer said...

That coffee looks so good. I've been drinking Dunkin Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut Coffee in the mornings - it's delicious.


xo, Carly - soak and simmer

Carly Blogs Here said...

Your posts always make me so hungry-- that food sounds delicious and this drink looks so good! We don't have anyway to make coffee- other than our keurig so I can never make these delicious sounding coffee drinks at home- craving a frappucino now though!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Amazing recipe!!!! Thanks for linking up today!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Julia said...

Oh yummy this looks so good! I would love to try that Nicaraguan coffee, sounds amazing!

Kerri Taylor said...

ok that coffee looks amazing. i love a good coffee beverage - but usually only ones i make from scratch! so picky :) also i think i'm the only one who didn't know about the lily sale. blogger fail? :)

xo cheshirekatblog.com

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Umm that sounds absolutely amazing! YUM! And I totally found out that Callie's Hot Little Biscuit are the biscuits that the Spectator serves in the morning. They were amazing! Can't wait to hear more about them!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Emily said...

This sounds amazing and I love mocha flavored anything!

christina @ the new mrs said...

Mmm this sounds like a refreshing treat!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Sounds like you guys had another fabulous weekend, and this looks like a delicious treat! YUM :)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

This sounds amazing!! I love a good strong coffee.

Robin said...

Thank you for sharing. My husband would really like this, since he orders the mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks often.

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

Umm, this sounds RIDICULOUSLY amazing - love making fancy coffees at home without the big price tags!
xoxo B | The Sequin Notebook

Julie said...

Sometimes I wish I liked coffee but I leave that to Keith! That drink does look good, though :)

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