Author: Green Cyprus // Category: Drinks
Need a coffee fix? Frappuccino maybe? Try this healthier version:
The archetypal frozen coffee drink of our generation is the Starbucks Frappuccino. It’s cold, it’s chocolately, it’s caffeinated, and it tastes great. But at around 5 euros for a large glass, not to mention 400 calories, it’s fattening, expensive and not organic.
Why not try your own version, it’s far healthier, lower in calories and organic! Here’s the recipe:
2/3 cup brewed strong organic fairtrade coffee
2 tablespoons raw sugar
½ cup organic milk or soya milk
1 cup ice
Homemade chocolate syrup, for serving, recipe follows
Whipped cream for serving (optional)
1) Whisk sugar into hot coffee until dissolved. Allow to cool.
2) Combine coffee mixture with remaining ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve in a tall glass with ample drizzlings of chocolate syrup and a fluffy dollop of whipped cream (we prefer to leave this out but you’re allowed as a treat!)
Homemade Chocolate Syrup
125g organic sugar
125g unsweetened organic cocoa powder
Pinch sea salt
Pinch ground organic cinnamon
1) Whisk together sugar and cocoa in a small saucepan until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; whisk until lumps are gone.
2) Heat mixture over medium, whisking, until a low boil is reached. Simmer over medium-low, whisking, until slightly thickened. Cool 5 minutes and serve. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Here’s how a homemade organic frappuccino compares with a Starbucks version. The homemade version is well worth the effort! Enjoy…
16-ounce Organic Homemade Frappuccino: 200 calories, 3 grams fat
With 2 tablespoons Homemade Chocolate Syrup & real whipped cream: About 250 to 300 calories total, 3 to 5 grams fat
16-ounce Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Coffee: 370 calories, 15 grams fat