i may have mentioned before that i worked as a barista at a local cafe for 4 years during grad school and part of doctoral school. one of the things i loved doing was experimenting with different frappe flavors, and i still like doing this at home.
when i have free time, i like to brew a large batch of my favorite decaf coffee and put it in the fridge for myself for quick-access iced coffee. i brewed a large batch last weekend since i knew i had a busy week in the theater and at the pavilion.
i often whip together a drink when i'm running out the door, so i don't have time to snap a photo. however, one evening last week when i had a few free moments at home, i used some of the brewed cold coffee for a frappe. i grabbed what i had on hand in the kitchen to make a delicious frappe treat. this frappe combines chocolate, peanut butter, and almond for a great choco-nut flavor!
choco-nut coffee frappe
total time: 5 minutes
yields: 1 large smoothie
1 cup cold coffee
2 teaspoons half-and-half cream
2 teaspoons natural chocolate syrup
1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
1 tablespoon powered peanut butter
6-8 ice cubes
blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth