The weather has all the way turned cold. It's full-on coat weather, ya'll! So, why in the world am I all of a sudden interested in ice cream treats? I don't know exactly. But it all started last Sunday morning. You see Elsie and I ran our first half marathon last weekend. Humble brag, but if you heard our time, you'd realize it's not much of a brag. But hey, we did it. Anyway, during the race, when we would feel like quitting (which was often) we'd talk about what kind of treat we wanted to get later that day. Elsie had her mind set on a donut, while I was leaning toward a hot fudge sundae. (you better believe I got that sundae)And thus, the ice cream obsession began. This time of year I really love the combination of mint and mocha. It just seems very holiday-ish to me. I decided to try and create my own version of a mocha mint frappe. There's about a million different ways you could make this, but here's what I did:First you gotta make coffee ice cubes. Brew some strong coffee and freeze overnight in an ice cube tray. I happen to have an ice cube tray that makes diamond shaped ice. It was an awesome wedding gift from my friend Margot. The shape of the ice cubes doesn't matter at all, I just thought these were sort of pretty so I thought I'd share. But it would be pretty funny if for some reason this recipe required diamond-shaped ice cubes. Anyway…Mocha Mint Frappe, makes 2.
12-15 coffee ice cubes
1/2 pint mint ice cream (or peppermint)
1/2 pint chocolate ice cream
2 cups milk
York Peppermint chocolate syrup
chocolate mint candy canes
Place the first four ingredients listed above in a blender and puree until smooth. Line the inside of two glasses with the chocolate syrup. Pour the frappe into the prepared glasses. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle on a few crushed candy cane crumbs. Or…… is it too soon to garnish with candy canes? Too soon? Ok, then forget I said anything. xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography by: Emma Chapman
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Yum! Looks adorable too!
This is all of my favorite things blended into one glass. Noms a go-go!!!!!! 🙂
Oh My Gosh they look absolutely amazing :). I definitely have to give these a go 🙂 x
ooohhhh this looks so yummy! I am going to have to try it, except a dairy free version! I think coconut milk would be delish!
I tried this, it was great and all but i can’t stand mint anywhere near chocolate. i feel like toothpaste snuck into my food. But then i gave it to my boyfriend and his sister and they gobbled it all up! so yay i can make it for everyone but me hahah
with love from malaysia <3
well this looks like heaven in a glass.
This looks super awesome! Delish!
I for sure want some of this! Wow!
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I’m craving this so bad right now! And I usually don’t like cold drinks this time of year.. Thanks for the great recipe!
Those looks so good. I love how you did the chocolate swirl.
I always want ice cream in the colder seasons too!! 🙂
I always want ice cream in the fall/winter!!
I completely agree! And it’s definitely never too soon for chocolate peppermint candy canes!
I didn’t even know there was a York Peppermint Syrup until I saw this post. Yum! Definitely pinning this one. Thx.
Your writing makes me giggle 🙂 Loving the sound of this <3
a cafe has nothing on you! this looks so decadent and wonderful!
I don’t even like coffee & these look delicious!!! And Candy Canes too!!! Yay!
I love love love those diamond ice cubes, how fun are they!