Mocha Frosted Coffee

Mocha Frosted Coffee

They say necessity is the mother of invention and it has been necessary for me to find a way to stay cool here lately. It’s been around 1,095 degrees here the last few weeks. Exaggerate much, you ask? Ok fine – I might be off by 1000 degrees or so, but otherwise that’s a pretty close estimate. Either way, this Mocha Frosted Coffee recipe hits the spot.

The thing that I like most about this recipe (besides it’s heat-fighting properties) is that it’s on the skinny side for frosted coffees. I use almond milk instead of half and half, and it only has 1 Tbsp of sugar. I was shocked when I looked at some similar recipes and saw that many of them called for ingredients like ‘1/4 cup chocolate syrup’. That seems like a lot to me. One even said 1/2 cup of sugar. A whole half of a cup!ย Since I wanted frosted coffee instead of cold coffee syrup I cut back on the sugar, subbed in the almond milk, and can now enjoy my new favorite drink guilt free.

The other thing I like about this recipe is that it’s made with individually packaged instant coffee crystals (I mentioned how much I’m loving those here recently). That means this recipe is fast! You don’t have to wait for regular coffee to brew and then cool (or use it hot and have lukewarm, watery iced coffee. Been there, done that.). Just dump a packet of instant crystals in with the other ingredients and let her rip, you’ll never know the difference.

Mocha Frosted Coffee

Mocha Frosted Coffee

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Mocha Frosted Coffee PinMocha Frosted Coffee
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Makes 1 serving (about 2 cups)

1 cup ice cubes
1 cup ย unsweetened almond milk
1 Folgers .07 Oz Packet Instant Coffee Crystals
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp cocoa – this is my favorite kind

Whipped cream for garnish (optional)

Place the ice in your blender and cover with almond milk, coffee crystals, sugar, and cocoa. Blend until smooth – about 15 seconds in my blender. Top with whipped cream if desired and enjoy your Mocha Frosted Coffee!

42 Comments

  1. I need this in my life right now! Not sure if you have tried this or not, but I brew coffee and keep it in an ice tray in my freezer so my iced coffee doesn’t get watered down. I would definitely use these in this as well!

  2. You know what ?!! I’m glad I ran across this because a couple weeks ago I tried to make this ….it didn’t go as planned but I guess what I did wrong is I brewed the coffee โ˜•๏ธ before I put it in the blender and THATS WHY it was so liquidy!!! Makes sense ! Thanks you ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

  3. Ok so I am an iced coffee fanatic and I’ve tried almost every recipe I could find to keep my Starbucks trips to a minimum. I will have to try this!

  4. I’m going to share this with my mom and sister because they’re big coffee drinkers, but especially fun coffee like this one. I’m more of a weak black decaf girl myself.

  5. Mmm sounds nice and like the healthy subs you’ve used. Might just have to try making that, once we have summer back here in NZ because right now it’s cold!

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