Wednesday, June 23, 2010


The kid & I went to the park today.  While she was playing, I was thinking about Starbucks.  It didn't help that there was a Starbucks across the street from the park, another coffee house caddy corner to the Starbucks & that one of the mom's had a yummy looking frozen drink in the stroller's cup holder.  When we left, the kid dropped the hint, "I'm thinking about Starbucks."  I said, "me, too, but we're not going there today."  I'm trying to be good since it's such an addiction & really seems to add up.  The kid said, "I know, we can have our own coffee house at home."  The kid knows me well.  When we got home, I did some searching on the internet to see if I could find a recipe for a frozen mocha.  I looked at several.  I nixed the ones with ice cream, yogurt and/or whipped cream since we don't have any at the moment.  I found one that looked realistic & sounded yummy so I decided to try it.   Mmm!  It tastes an awful lot like the fancy mocha from the expensive place.  I'm going to share the recipe (since there's no way that I'm sharing the's all mine mine mine).  I'll just warn you now, that if you don't wait for the coffee to cool off, it won't get quite as much of the slushy effect.  Ask me how I figured that out :-)  Also, it's pretty big for one so you could share...if you want. 

frozen mocha for one
3 ounces double strength coffee
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 Tbl sugar
1 1/2 Tbl chocolate syrup
1 cup ice

1. Make coffee
2. Chill coffee
3. Put all ingredients into blender.  Give it a whirl on high speed until the ice is in teeny tiny pieces.
4. Pour into cup of your choice & enjoy! 

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