Homemade Mocha Frappe

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If you’re a regular reader of The Sensible Mom, then you know I am a die-hard coffee lover. I drink it every single day, at least twice a day.

Freshly brewed hot coffee, iced coffee, latte, frappe — I love them all. And while I try to keep sugar out of my coffee as much as possible, I do enjoy some sweetness in it occasionally. But even when I sweeten up my coffee, I try not to go overboard. I’d much rather have a low-sugar coffee drink, than the crazy sugar-filled creations I used to make. Reduced calorie coffee is the way to go, because I know if I want to enjoy two cups a day and still lose weight, I need to restrain myself.

Light Iced Coffee frappe

I mentioned that one of my favorite coffee drinks is a frappe, specifically mocha frappes. I’m a gold star rewards member of, well, you-know-where, and part of the reason is because I love frappes. I don’t, however, like the hefty coffeehouse prices of those frappes, which is why I normally only go to you-know-where when I have a gift card.

How I create frappes that taste great but cost less

In order to save on calories and money, I have to find ways to make my favorite coffee creations at home. And a great way to create mocha frappes with all the dreaminess of a coffeehouse frappe but not all the calories, is with International Delight’s sweet & creamy Light Iced Coffee.

I recently made a trip to Walmart with my daughter to buy the mocha light iced coffee and then I got to work on creating a delicious homemade mocha frappe.

I think you’ll love it.

And I made it using only a blender so that I could be sure you could create this recipe at home, too. I have a frappe maker (a gift from my husband who knows that the way to my heart is coffee :)), but I decided to brew the coffee on its own and bring the ingredients together in the blender. It’s so, so easy.

Here’s the recipe I came up with using the mocha International Delight Light Iced Coffee.

Mocha Frappe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup mocha International Delight sweet & creamy Light Iced Coffee
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, hot
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. In the order that they're listed, add the ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce (optional)
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I hope you enjoy making this homemade mocha frappe recipe, and I can’t wait to see what other knock off creations we come up with using the light iced coffee. Since my recipe only calls for 1/4 cup at a time of the light iced coffee, I have plenty leftover to experiment making more of my favorite frappe flavors.

I think it should last me at least a month. ;)

Have you ever tried making a homemade frappe? What’s your favorite way to enjoy coffee?

To save on International Delight’s #LightIcedCoffee, be sure to sign up on their website for a coupon. To stay in touch with I.D., you can follow them on Twitter and on Facebook.

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and WhiteWave #cbias #SocialFabric #LightIcedCoffee — All opinions are mine.

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10 Responses to “Homemade Mocha Frappe”

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  1. Patty says:

    Sandra, that sounds YUMMY! I think I’m going to have to try it.

  2. Nikki says:

    This looks delicious! I only do iced coffee in the summer time so I think it was perfect to find this little gem!

    I do a “Share Something Saturday” link up on Saturdays & if your into blog hops I’d love if you added this post to it! It goes live tonight at 9pm.

    I hope your having a a great Friday!

    Nikki
    http://www.TheCraftySideOfSarccasm.com

  3. Colleen says:

    I’ll have to give this a try. I have not noticed a light version, only the regular, which is why I haven’t tried it yet. I’m trying to cut down on calories and this would be a great treat.

    • Sandra says:

      Hi Colleen, the light version is great, and I honestly didn’t feel like I was drinking a ‘light’ frappe at all. :)

  4. Love this idea… especially adding a little extra coffee for those long afternoons of motherhood!! :)

  5. Shelly says:

    This looks really good. Thanks for sharing I know my mom-in-law would love this.

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