homemade-ish frozen chocolate covered banana mocha

I love me a good milkshake or a good frappe, they’re basically the same, except one has caffeine and the other doesn’t.  But I’m not going to go get a milkshake and then tell the kids they can’t have one…and I don’t really want to pay $6 for a frappe.  I also don’t like all the crazy sugar and crazy ingredients. I mean, why are there so many chemicals in something that’s pretty straightforward?

So instead I make this, and it’s fantastic!! I adore this Chocolate Covered Banana Mocha and I don’t feel guilty when I know exactly what is going in it.  So here is my homemade-ish frozen mocha recipe!


  • Iced coffee concentrate
  • Milk (or water)
  • Banana
  • Chocolate syrup (1 tablespoon is what I like)
  • Ice

I use the Trader Joe’s Iced Coffee concentrate that you see in the picture and it calls for 1 part coffee to 2 parts milk or water.  I follow that and usually use 1/3 cup concentrate and 2/3 cup milk and dump in a banana and a squirt of chocolate syrup.  I add in about 2 cups of ice and away goes the Vitamix!  That’s it and I’m done.  It’s easier than going to the coffee shop.  I don’t need to buckle anyone into car seats.  Force them to hold my hand while crossing the street or end up buying them something with sugar that I don’t actually want them to eat. Win!

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