Thursday, May 3, 2012

Iced mocha or Mocha Frap

Okay, so I don't know about you but I LOVE Starbucks' Mocha Frappuccino. When I get stressed or am having a bad day sometimes I'll go get a tall mocha frap and...*sigh* aahhhhh..... it's like my version of No, I'm not a smoker (tried it once when I was 7, inside my friend's dog's house, but that's another story:) )  but it just makes everything feel so much better. ha ha! I'm also not a regular coffee drinker but those frappuccinos are seriously my favorite! However, at 4-5 bucks a pop, it can hurt your wallet. SO I found this recipe on Pinterest and adapted it a little. I keep it in the fridge and have to be careful that I don't get carried away because it is SOO amazing and I really need to keep my eye on the calories. I had a friend over who was skeptical about trying it but she loved it. Tell me what you think if you try this recipe!

Addendum: 6/25/2012
So after much testing, I have determined to remove the chocolate syrup from the sweetener only to add it to the actual drink when ready. I have used strikethrough on the parts to omit and I have used BOLD and Italics on the parts that I added.


1 1/2 cups Folgers Black Silk Dark Coffee
12 cups water
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
12 oz. can evaporated milk
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Chocolate syrup

I got these cool little pitchers from Sam's Club for way cheap. It's perfect for keeping my iced coffee stash on hand in the fridge. Pour 1/4 cup chocolate syrup, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk in a small pitcher. Mix together and refrigerate.

I have a 12 cup coffee pitcher which I filled to the top line. Carefully place the coffee in the filter so as not to allow any coffee grounds to leak into the coffee. Brew the coffee. Allow to cool. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate.

Here's what you store in the fridge.

Once, you have the concentrated coffee refrigerated and the sweetener ready then it's time to enjoy! Fill a glass with ice. Add 1/2 cup of coffee and 1/2 cup of sweetener and a tablespoon of chocolate syrup. You can adjust the coffee and sweetener and chocolate syrup to your liking. If it's too sweet add a little milk too. Top with some whipped cream and enjoy!!

For Mocha Frappucino:
If you have a blender then you can blend it all together and make it into a frappuccino.
For a single serving I add about 10 ice cubes from my icemaker, about 1/2 cup each of coffee and sweetener and a tablespoon or two of chocolate syrup. Then I blend it all together to break up the ice. I actually don't measure, I just eyeball it. If it's too thin then add a couple more ice cubes. Adjust it to what you like. When I make it at home, it seriously tastes like Starbucks! I haven't gone to Starbucks in awhile since it tastes so similar. It's sooo yummy and way cheaper!



  1. what ratio of coffee to water did you use when brewing the coffee? i'm totally trying this recipe, I love mocha frapps!

  2. I used 1 1/2 cups coffee with 12 cups of that 1:3? Something like

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