Coffee has been running through my veins since I was little. Although, it wasn't nearly the strength I fill my cup with these days. Used to, after napping, my MaMaw would always wake up and have her afternoon coffee along with a cookie or two. Sometimes friends would come and join her for a cup or two, and sit and fellowship around her avocado green kitchen table. On the days I was there she would fix me my very own cup of "special" coffee. Which in the end ended up being milk, sugar and a splash of coffee...just enough to color the milk.
When those times come, a Starbucks run is completely and utterly necessary. Necessary for my sanity and the safety of everyone around. Well, maybe it's not that serious, but let's not leave things to chance.
But if I ran to Starbucks every time I needed a pick-me-up, I would be 500 pounds and my bank account would be in the red...in a big way. So, in order to save my waist and wallet creating fun, exciting and flavorful coffees at home hasn't only become a must but is incredibly fun!
This time around I was thinking coconut. Or wait, what about chocolate. Or even better, what about toasted coconut and chocolate married together and added strongly brewed coffee? The coffee gods would definitely be smiling on me with this concoction. And honestly, I was pretty proud of myself too!
I honestly couldn't wait till I poured it in a cup to taste. I got a spoon and instantly had to sample this drink. I was in heave. Frapp heaven to be exact. It was everything I wanted it to be and more. Bold coffee flavor with hints of chocolate and full of coconut flavor. To really give it that coffee house finish I topped it with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle and toasted coconut.
So what are you waiting for? Bring on the frapps. The mochanut frapps!
Homemade Mocha-Coconut Frappuccino...A.K.A Mochanut Frappuccino
1/2 Cup coconut milk
3 Tbsp toasted coconut
2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
1/8 Tsp coconut extract
1 Cup strongly brewed coffee
Sugar, to taste, if desired
1/2 Cup coffee ice cubes
1/2 Cup regular ice cubes
additional toasted coconut
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until incorporated and ice is very fine. Taste, adjust milk, chocolate or other flavors if needed. If more ice is needed, add and blend.
Pour in glass and top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and garnish with toasted coconut.
Recipe source: A Lynsey Original