I promise that all of the recipes that I post will not contain hazelnuts. Actually, I should not promise that. 😉
We went out to dinner with my parents yesterday for my birthday. (More on that to come this week!). After, we came back to our place to hang out and have some coffee before we met up with friends for drinks. It was really hot yesterday. Like, 200 degrees. Yes, that’s an exaggeration. I’m not one for hot weather or humidity. I don’t look forward to summer. I’m more of a fall/winter kind of gal. So once the hotter temperature comes, I complain. A lot. I apologize in advance. Plus, it was really warm inside the restaurant. That’s not very comfortable. I knew that I did not want a hot cup of coffee when we got back. Instead, I thought of making frappuccinos! Advice? Make sure you have ice ready. Merp. My ice was not totally frozen. My drinks were more like room temp coffee. Not so great. However, my dad really liked it. 🙂 I was kind of bummed that it didn’t turn out how I wanted. So, today I decided to give it another try. This time, my ice cubes were 100% frozen. I was setting myself up for success, my friends.
There isn’t much when it comes to the ingredients. I used hazelnut coffee. You could use any type/kind of coffee that you like. No rules. I used coconut milk. Again, you can just use whatever you have. Ice. Don’t forget that! And last but not least, Nutella. I had some left over from when I made those cupcakes. I think the Nutella adds just the right touch.
3 cups cold coffee (any flavor, I used hazelnut for this)
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 and 1/2 trays of ice cubes
2 tablespoons of Nutella
I have a Keurig and used one K-Cup for the coffee. I just used the same K-Cup and brewed it twice. I put the hot coffee in the freezer to cool it down quicker. You want to use cold coffee so when you add the ice, it doesn’t just melt. Remember, we are making a frappuccino here. Once the coffee is cool, put it in the blender. Add the coconut milk. And then the ice. I blended it for 15 seconds and then added the Nutella. I kept blending until it was the consistency that I was after. If it doesn’t seem like it’s coming together and looks like it could use more liquid, add some more milk. We want it to be creamy. When it’s looking good, go ahead and taste it. I thought it was perfect. Not too sweet. I did not add any more sugar than what’s in the Nutella, but if you like your coffee on the sweeter side, you can add sugar. All that’s left is to pour it in a glass, sit back, and relax. Not too bad, right?
Ah, don’t they just look so refreshing? It was a really tasty treat. Cold. Coffee. Hazelnut. Cannot go wrong. Plus, I didn’t even have to leave my apartment to get one!
Yes, those are wine glasses. I didn’t have any cute cups that were fitting. I wanted to use those straws, and they matched better with a simple cup. This frappuccino was definitely better than the one I made yesterday. I call this another hit! You will not be disappointed when you make this! Go and enjoy!