Make Your Own Mocha Chip Frappe

Homemade chocolate frappeI'm probably the only person left who hadn't tried out ice cube coffee. The concept is simply enough: brew some really strong coffee, let it cool, pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze it to use in homemade ice coffee or fancy treats. This morning I made an easy Mocha Chip Frappe by blending together: 4 coffee ice cubes, 2 scoops chocolate ice cream, a small handful of chocolate chips and 1/3 cup milk. Mocha milkshakeNext I'm going to try a vanilla version with caramel! Do you like making your own homemade coffee treats? Have a favorite you'd like to share? xo. Emma

  • I love making my own homemade treats!
    My favorites are: 3 scoops of cappuccino ice cream, 3 ice cubes and 1/3 cup of International Delight Iced Coffee.
    The iced coffee is delicious, but since it’s a little too sweet on it’s own, i added it to a milkshake and it was fantastic!

  • Yum, definitely making them today. Thanks for the daily inspiration. Just one question were do you get all the lovely jars you use?? 🙂

  • This was delicious. Can’t wait to see the vanilla caramel version!

  • May I say something? Cold coffee is called freddo (e.g. espresso or capuccino). In order for a coffee to qualify for the name frappe (around here at least) it has to be cold AND shaken (that’s what frappe means). An easy frappe is instant coffee, sugar to taste, little bit of milk and ice cubes, whizzed up in a food processor (that’s the best shake one can ever achieve) and TA-DA, there’s your FRAPPE 🙂

  • I make mine kind of big—and split them with my husband. I do about a tray of coffee ice cubes, or 8 coffee and a few water. Then I add cappacino (sp?) or frapp powder, caramel sauce (like for ice cream) and milk. I often use Silk or another flavoured non-dairy milk (vanilla/coconut/almond). Vanilla silk adds a nice flavour.

  • Followed the directions and made a cup for myself and one for my boyfriend before he headed out this morning. T’was delish!!! Thank you for sharing, I love all your creativity!!!

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  • I tried it and it was really good like the same taste of starbucks
    Frapes. I added one mint chocolate ( after eight) in it and it makes it different and good too.

  • YUM. so making this right now.


  • I’ve made coffee ice cubes. In the mornings I put about 3 of them in my to go glass and top them off with chocolate milk. It makes a sweet iced beverage with a caffeine kick!

  • Thow a whole frozen banana in the blender with some 2% milk, cold coffee and some ice cubes. It’s tha bomb!!

    xo Devon

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  • Hey, I just made this this morning for my mom – you know, it being Mother’s Day and all – and she loooooved it! I didn’t do anything different; I’m a plain jane :). Thanks so much for the recipe, Emma! Have a great day!


  • I cold-brew iced coffee overnight, so there’s always a pitcher in my fridge. I’ve been making homemade mint simple syrup to with it – it sounds weird, drinking mint coffee, but the mint really brings out the cocoa notes of the coffee and it’s like drinking an Andes mint! 🙂

  • You can also make ice brewed coffee by letting the grounds seep over night from room temp water, this changes the strength and acidity of the coffee and produces a slightly sweet coffee all on its own.

  • I haven’t even heard of this, so I haven’t tried it either 🙂

  • That is genius! Frozen coffee cubes, I love it!

    Love this blog! 🙂 Keep posting!

    Cathy Trails

  • This idea is genius, I can’t believe I’ve only heard of it now! I am definitely going to try this out but with vanilla flavored almond milk instead of regular, yum (:

    Where do you get glass jars and straws like that? I think they would be super adorable for my sister’s baby shower, I love this blog, I am constantly getting inspired with each visit! (;

  • OOH this looks fantastic!! I love iced coffee, it’s one of my favourite drinks 🙂 will definitely try this out on warmer days 😛 Xo

  • YESYESYES with the mason jar 🙂
    this is so yummy on a hot summer cali day.
    can’t wait 🙂

  • Holy YUM! I haven’t tried it yet, but now I will so very SOON! Perhaps with those black and white cookies you posted about too…a double treat day!

  • I have a bunch of cubes frozen in my freezer right now. I wasn’t sure how to use them but this sounds perfect. Thanks!

  • Wow! That looks amazing. I am definitely going to give it a try 🙂

  • My favourite frappe to make is definitely vanilla chai. You just add the chai powder when blending the ice, then put the milk in.
    Sooo good!

  • This is the BEST iced coffee recipe ever. I have it pretty much everyday. Hope you try it because it’s amazing.

    1 instant coffee packet
    2 stevia packets
    3/4c water (heated in the mircowave 18 seconds)
    stir everything together then add
    1/4c almond milk or soy milk
    2T Torani SF vanilla syrup
    1t creamer (my favorite is almond joy)

  • om nom nom this looks amazing!! x xx

  • I looooove making fraps at home but mine always separated after a few minutes. I read somewhere that if you add a pinch of xantham gum to your frap, it acts as a bonding agent and the ice + liquid don’t separate! It was like a miracle. 🙂

  • ooohh that looks amazing! And that idea of freezing coffee is brilliant. I don’t know why I never considered that. I always blended coffee with ice and it turns out too watery. I will have to try that. If you like mint chocolate, you should get mint extract and put a couple drops. Tastes just like peppermint patties.

  • I always have coffee ice cubes in the refrigerator, these frepees come out great! thanks for sharing, lovely pics! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

  • This looks so yummy 🙂 I’m going to have to try this! I love the javachip from Starbucks- this looks just as good and cheaper! Thanks for sharing!

  • It’s quite the concept to freeze coffee into ice cubes for ice coffee! I really like that idea – whenever I make ice coffee it always gets so watered down.

    mon amy

  • Thank you so much for the info!!! I’ve always wanted to make one but could never get it right. I look forward to this 🙂

  • This will be so cost effective for me! I have been going to happy hour all week at Starbucks.

  • wow, that’s a pretty cool idea. I’d never heard of that either. sounds like a milkshake with a kick. they sell iced coffee in half gallon cartons now, but it scares me a little. i’d rather brew at home.

  • You know what I used to do as a child? My grand father would buy me these soda pops in a variety of flavours (he would buy crates of it and they were in glass coca bottles). So in the summer I would get the hand blender and make “milkshakes”. I would scoop vanilla ice cream in a bowl, add soda pop (orange crush, rootbeer or cream soda) and a whole lot of sugar (which it didn’t even need of course) and make my fizzy “milkshakes”. Grand pa would just stare at me and shake his head with a smile on his face.

  • I do!

    Chocolate chip frappe is my favourite, but have you tried Baileys Milk Shake?

    I don´t have the exact proportions now, but vanilla icecream, Icecubes, Bailieys (and I think a small amount of espresso and or sugar after taste)

    btw: do you have tip for a good blender? I broke one making this milkshake… and need to get a new lid or just a new one.

  • Em, have you ever tried cold brew? Same concept, just no chance of that awful burnt coffee taste. It’s our summer staple.

  • Love the idea! I wanna do it with tea.

  • Yum! Can’t wait to try this out. Love the idea of freezing coffee.

  • I’ve never made a coffee drink like this… looks sooo good though ! I may just need to try it!


  • Great idea! I’ll try it lateron 🙂
    Great Blog Elsie and Emma 🙂

  • You’re not the last person- I’ve never heard of that, but it sounds awesome! What kind of blender do you have? Mine is bad at blending ice cubes (and so is every blender my family has ever owned).

  • Just the other day I poured some coffee in trays to make cubes! Haven’t tried anything with them yet, so this came just in time! Yay!

  • Woo, girl you’ve done it again! This is easy and oh so yummy! Thanks for sharing!


  • This sounds great!

    My favorite is Espresso, Vanilla Bean ice cream, and chocolate syrup.

  • I made something similar to that once, minus the ice cream. Instead I used chocolate syrup, and I added a banana! Loved the flavor.

  • I like my coffee hot, even when it’s 100 degrees out. But what a nice treat for Hubby! I’ll definitely give this a try.

  • YUM! This looks delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try this since frappuchinos are my favourite drink in the summer 🙂

  • Ooh! I can’t drink the Starbucks stuff, but I have coffee ice cubes and chocolate Swedish Glace in the freezer. I might have to test this out. 🙂

  • Looks really tasty. I can’t remember the last time I made a frappe, I’ll have to do one soon!

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