He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young
. {Isaiah 40:11}

01 May 2012

Homemade Mocha Frappe

Yesterday I fussed a bit about my crazy life and my desperation to wind down...
Today, I share one delicious, though not the healthiest, did I mention DELICIOUS!? solution!
Homemade mocha frappe.
I found this recipe late last week and have made four of them in the past few days.
The good news: they're inexpensive, simple, amazing, and don't require you to hop in the car (though if you chose to enjoy this while locked alone inside your minivan, who could blame you?)
The bad news: they're addictive and maybe a little to easy and thus may adversely affect your waistline if you're not careful. Consider yourself warned.

The original recipe is from Women Living Well Ministries but, as usual, I made a few modifications based on my personal taste and health preferences. Let me explain... I skip the granulated sugar all together because the syrup and caramel have plenty. I don't use low fat milk because I believe that low-fat and no-fat foods just aren't good for you. No fat products often have chemical replacements for the sake of flavor and consistency. This is the same reason I skip the "no sugar" chocolate syrup. It sounds like a good idea but, once again, it's replaced with unnatural substitutes to make up for flavor. If you're really up for some amazing flavor, make your own homemade chocolate syrup with cream and cocoa.
Okay... enough of that! On to the goods...

Mocha Frappuccino
3/4 cup double-strength coffee
  1 tablespoons granulated sugar (optional)
1 cup full-fat milk
2 cups ice
3 Tbls. Hershey’s Chocolate syrup
3 Tbs whipped cream

Blend first five ingredients in a blender until smooth. Top with whipped cream if desired. 

Mocha Version:
For this version, add 3 tablespoons Hershey’s chocolate syrup to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream, if desired.

Caramel Version:
For this version, add 3 tablespoons of caramel topping to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream and drizzle additional caramel over the whipped cream.

I warn you... though this recipe may be good for your wallet, it is dangerously easy! Enjoy at your own risk!


  1. How do I make my own chocolate syrup with cocoa and milk? :P

  2. My sister made some for us last year but can't find the recipe. It was SO good! I found a couple online but I hadn't tried them...YET! It is my personal mission to find a good one to share soon.


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