There's something about the combination of chocolate, coffee, and coconut that just sets my heart astir.
When the flavors are blended "just right", with no added sugar, then I can enJOY drinking this completely guilt-free.
As often as I'd like.
Even twice a day...or more.
Can you tell I love this new recipe? A Coconut Mocha Frappuccino is just what I want to have when I'm craving for more complex tastes and textures within a protein-filled frozen blended beverage.
Here's the recipe for two large servings:
Coconut Mocha Frappuccino
Place all ingredients into blender (halve the recipe if your blender won't handle this much at once). Blend well. Add additional sweetener, ice, or almond milk for your desired sweetness and thickness. If desired, sprinkle tops of frappuccinos with toasted coconut or a dusting of cocoa powder or whipped cream.
Toasted coconut has the same flavor as untoasted coconut, but it also has a caramelized nuttiness and a crisp-chewy texture that raw coconut doesn’t offer. It’s easy to toast unsweetened, flaked coconut at home! Remember, though, that you may also use 2 Tbsp. of coconut cream (I find this cheapest at Trader Joe's) for a quick and easy version!)
Oven: spread shredded coconut in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 300° F for about 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to make sure that the coconut browns evenly.
Stove top: spread shredded coconut into a skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until coconut is mostly golden brown.
Microwave: spread some coconut in a thin layer on a glass/Pyrex pie plate or microwave-safe plate; cook on high, stirring the coconut every 30-45 seconds to ensure that it browns evenly and doesn’t scorch. Depending on how much coconut you’re toasting, you should be done in less than 3 minutes. Stick with small amounts of coconut with the microwave method, and watch closely so it doesn't burn.
*Note: By following these directions, you'll still have the texture of flaked coconut in your frappuccino, even using a Vitamix. If you prefer a smoother texture, place unsweetened, untoasted coconut into food processor and blend until "butter" is formed; this usually takes several minutes...OR use 2 Tbsp. coconut cream in this recipe.
If you are following a Healthy and Trim / low-carb lifestyle plan of eating, this recipe is an S.
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