On a hot summer day there’s nothing more refreshing than a frosty pick-me-up coffee shake made on the cheap at home! Blended together into a smooth and creamy texture, this sweet treat will cost you just a fraction of what you would pay at a gourmet coffee-shop, and that alone is something to celebrate!
This addictive caffeinated treat uses just 5 clean-eat ingredients:
- Coffee: fresh brewed and frozen into ice cubes
- Milk: Whole milk is my recommendation but you can use whatever milk you prefer.
- Maple Syrup: Our natural sweetener.
- Cocoa Powder: This is optional but essentially makes our drink into a mocha frappe. The little kick of cocoa makes this shake rich and delicious!
- Salt: Optional, adding a teeny-tiny pinch really helps to enhance the sweetness of the maple and adds a depth of flavor to the drink. I’m using a pink Himalayan but you can also use a sea salt.
Note: If you don’t want to fresh brew and then freeze your coffee, you can absolutely freeze your milk instead!
Making it is as simple as throwing all ingredients into the cup/jug of a high powered blender and blending it for about 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.
Clean, simple, and made to order, this icy treat is a fantastic way to get your coffee fix at your convenience and at a price point that is more than worth it. Who can say no to that? It’s a win-win all around!
And in the event that frozen drinks aren’t quite your style, you can always try my delicious Three-Ingredient Iced Coffee!
Iced Coffee Frappe
- high powered blender
- Prep: Brew your coffee to your liking (I prefer mine strong) and bring to room temperature before pouring into an ice tray and freezing for 3-4 hours until solid.
- Add the frozen coffee cubes, milk, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and a small pinch of salt to the jar of a high-powered blender.
- Blend until smooth and well combined. The consistency will be thick like a milkshake.
- Pour your icy beverage into a glass of your choice and serve immediately.
- I highly recommend using a freshly brewed higher end ground coffee over instant coffee for the best flavor profile.
- If you don't want to freeze your freshly brewed coffee, freeze your milk into ice cubes instead!
- If you don't have an ice cube tray you can pour your cooled coffee into Ziploc bags and, after removing as much of the air as you can and sealing the bags, place them into your freezer.
- For a real caffeinated kick add 1 tsp of baking espresso powder to your drink before blending.
- To make a java chip version, add in 4-5 whole coffee beans and 2 tbsp of chocolate chips before blending.
- You can use more or less maple syrup according to your sweetness preference.
- For a more traditional topping, add a dollop of Whipped Coconut Cream on top for a clean-eat version of regular whipped cream.