Thursday, March 5, 2009

Almond Chocolate Coffee Frappe

This thick, delicious frappe (basically, a milk shake with ice cream, coffee and flavoring) can be made with leftover coffee—just make an extra batch of coffee in the morning and refrigerate until you're ready. Follow this recipe as is, or change the flavors using different kinds of ice cream or syrups. Or make it really low in calories and enjoy it the way they traditionally make it in Greece: cold coffee, milk, sweetener and crushed ice mixed in the blender.


* 1/4 cup black coffee (room temperature)
* 1/4 cup milk* (plus a little more, if needed, for smooth blending)
* 1 cup chocolate ice cream
* 1 teaspoon almond extract
* 1 cup crushed ice (or smallest cubes possible)
* 2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
* Cinnamon, for dusting


* *Milk options: whole milk, skim milk, soy milk, etc.
* 4 teaspoons of sugar or two packets of sugar substitute (to taste)
* Extra scoops of ice cream, for garnish
* Whipped cream, for topping

step 1Place black coffee, milk, ice cream, almond extract and crushed ice in blender jar. Add sugar or sugar substitute only if desired. (The taste is quite sweet without it!)

step 2
With blender lid securely closed, pulse blender until mixture is smooth. If blades get stuck, add a little more milk.

step 3
Pour 1 Tablespoon of chocolate syrup into the bottom of each glass. (This makes the drink look and taste even more delectable.)

step 4
Divide the coffee frappe between your glasses and dust with cinnamon. Serve immediately.



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