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Almost-famous Mocha Frappes

Almost-famous Mocha Frappes

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 190

Cook Time : 5

Total Time : 195



  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 cups warm strong coffee

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ounce milk chocolate, finely chopped

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk

  • Whipped cream, for topping


  • 01

    Make the coffee ice: Stir the sugar intothe coffee until dissolved, then let cool.Pour into a 16-cube ice-cube tray and freeze until solid, about 3 hours.

  • 02

    Make the chocolate syrup: Combine the sugar and cocoa powder in a saucepan and slowly whisk in 2/3 cup hot water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking, until the sugar dissolves, 3 to 5 minutes; do not boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate, honey and vanilla until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until cool.

  • 03

    Make the frappes: Puree 8 coffee ice cubes, 1/2 cup milk, 1/3 to 1/2 cup chocolate syrup and 1 cup plain ice in a blender until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses, then repeat to make2 more drinks. Top with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup.

  • 04

    Photograph by Andrew Mccaul



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