I love a coffee, but in my attempts to stay cool in this heat my Nespresso machine was getting a well deserved break. That was until I tried my hand at making a blended ice coffee (or frappé) and found it was just the refreshing afternoon pick me up I needed.
Now this recipe does require some forward planning as it requires frozen coffee cubes, but it’s really worth it. I think it could even rival the blended coffee drinks served at some of the major coffee chains, and of course, it’s much cheaper. Do leave a comment and let me know what you think.
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Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Freezing Time: 5 hours
230 ml strong black coffee
4 tsp sugar
340 ml milk
- Add the sugar to the coffee and give it a good stir.
- Allow the coffee to cool down to room temperature (approximately 15 minutes)
- Pour the coffee into an ice cube tray and freeze for around 5 hours or overnight.
- Remove the ice cube tray from the freezer and place to frozen coffee cubes into the blender.
- Add the milk and blend for around 30 seconds until the ice is slushy.
- Pour into two glasses. Add a straw and enjoy!
- For the coffee I use the mug sized decaffeinato capsule in my Nespresso Vertuo, but any strong black coffee will work. I only use decaf coffee at the moment as I’m currently breast feeding.
- For freezing the coffee I use the standard 14 cube ice tray.
- You can bulk freeze a couple of mugs of coffee in advance to have the frozen coffee cubes available as and when you fancy a frappé.
- If the frappé ends up too thick then add a little more milk, otherwise you won’t be able to enjoy it with a straw.
- I use oat milk when making this for myself as I’m a little intolerant to cows milk (although I will suffer for ice cream and cheesecake). Oat milk is my non-dairy milk substitute of choice as it has a mild flavour compared to some of the nut milks. Though I do like cashew milk if oat is not available. Both work just as well in this recipe.
- For blending I use my old trusty Nutribullet as I find it produces a nice smooth slush.