This is not the picture I meant to have in this post. I meant to have a full glass of my version of a mocha coffee freeze (aka "frap"). But I couldn't let it sit. I had to drink it right then. So will you.
I have a weakness for these frozen drinks but I can't afford them all the time and I can't control everything that goes in them when I go to the shop. So I went online to see if I could find recipes. I tried several and came up with this combination as my favorite:
1 c. soy or other non-dairy milk
1/2 c. strong coffee
1 T. cocoa powder (unsweetened, vegan)
1 T. sugar (your choice; I like brown sugar)
about 1 c. ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Option: use instant coffee, 1 T. or to taste, and a little more soy milk, instead of the 1/2 c. strong coffee.
One obvious advantage to making your own is the quality of the drink. Use high-quality cocoa and coffee and you'll notice.
crossposted at Vegan Soapbox.