Saturday, April 9, 2011

Frothy Maple Frappe

Like many things in life, figuring out the recipe for a frappe took a couple tries. I wanted to make a blended iced coffee drink like you can get at a coffee shop, but without $5.00 leaving your wallet. The basic ingredients are in most kitchens, so you can make this treat any time! You'll need milk, coffee, ice cubes, and a sweetener. You can even put in additional flavors to suit your taste.

I opted to use maple syrup in my frappe this morning. It's sugaring season in New England and  Merck Forest and Farmland Center, one of my favorite places to visit, is tapping their maples trees and producing fresh, organic maple syrup. Maple syrup makes the perfect addition to a frappe, since it serves as both sweetener (no sugar necessary!) and flavoring.

- 1/3 cup whole milk (Use reduced fat milk for a lighter drink, or half and half or heavy cream for a richer one.)
- 3/4 cup coffee, cooled
- 7-8 ice cubes
- 1/8 cup maple syrup

How to Cook It
1) Place all ingredients in your blender.
2) Blend until fully combined. It's that simple!

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