I never liked coffee until I worked for my brother for awhile and then I got hooked on the mocha frappuccinos, or Mocha Commotions as he called them! It started out with only 1 shot in a 16oz drink and now, 11 years later, I’ve worked up to enjoying 2 shots of espresso in my 16oz frappuccino/blended drinks 🙂
So I love that I am able to get my drinks for free when I drive through the Salem, Oregon area, but I don’t get to do that very often since I live 30min. away, so I’ve come up with my own recipe for an irresistible mocha frappuccino! It is based on my brothers recipe, but I don’t usually have syrups here at home to use for sweetening, so instead I use vanilla extract to add to the flavor if I’m just making a mocha frap, or I use real peanut butter for a simply divine peanut butter frappuccino! You can also use cinnamon, almond extract or any other kind of extract you may have on hand.
It’s so easy to make your own frappuccino at home and save a lot of money!
So here’s what you’ve been waiting for!
(There are a couple affiliate links to Amazon.com in the recipe, but they are both products that I use or have used and highly recommend. Plus they are a pretty decent price on Amazon if you can’t find them in a grocery store)
Recipe: Irresistible Mocha Frappuccino Recipe
Summary: Easy and affordable, you can make this recipe with things you most likely already have on hand! The secret to a truly yummy mocha frappuccino is using half and half instead of milk!
- ¾ cup Half & half (you can use lower fat milk too if you want.)
- 9 ice cubes or aprox. 1 & ¼ cup
- 1 heaping tbls Powdered cocoa-Much better than Hersheys syrup!(you can omit the cocoa if you don‘t want a mocha frappuccino) Try Ghirardelli Chocolate Sweet Ground Chocolate. That’s what I use and I really like it and you can find it at the grocery store usually.
- Sugar- start with 3 tablespoons and go from there.
- 2 oz or 6 pumps, Any flavored syrup if you want a flavored frappuccino or flavored mocha frappuccino. Or 1-2 teaspoons of Vanilla extract or some other flavor extract.
- 1 or 2 oz Espresso shots, (or if you’re like me and don’t have an espresso maker, you can just use strong black coffee.)
- Fill a 16oz cup with ice cubes just below the top of the cup and pour them into the blender.
- Add the cocoa powder, sugar and any flavored syrups you might be using.
- Pour in cooled espresso shots. You can either brew it ahead of time and cool it in the fridge, or mix fresh brewed espresso or coffee with some of the half and half and then an ice cube before pouring it over the ice in the blender.
- Next add the half n half or milk to the blender.
- Now blend for 30 seconds or until nice and smooth.
- Top with whipped cream and enjoy!
Number of servings (yield): 1