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)
- Chocolate syrup (1 tablespoon is what I like)
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!