Coffee is a very serious and important part of my life. Let me explain.
I like to say I am not a caffeine addict. And honestly, I believe that I am not. Sure, I have three cups of coffee every weekday morning, and I am grumpy like you-don’t-want-to-see if I don’t get my coffee. (And unproductive, but my manager reads this blog on occasion, so we aren’t going to talk about that at all.) Suffice it to say, I start my day off with coffee. Piping hot in the winter, and even the fall (I’ll have to remember to post that when (if?) the weather gets cold again. When the weather gets hot, and scalding hot drinks aren’t quite as desirable, I bring a huge cup of ice into work with me, and make my coffee cold.
On the weekends, or any day that I am not forced to part with my comfy bed at the unearthly hour of 6:30 in the morning? Totally don’t need the caffeine. Honestly, I don’t miss it at all. That means I am not addicted then, right?
Well, just because I don’t miss the caffeine on the weekends, doesn’t mean I don’t miss the coffee. And because I am not rushing out the door, I have time to play around, to pull out my blender, to really go crazy.
And that’s how this Iced Mochaccino was born. Creamy, and rich, full of the coffee and chocolate goodness that we all know and love, there’s pretty much nothing not to love about this drink. Best of all? It’s totally adaptable, so, for example, make it with frozen yogurt, low-fat or fat-free ice cream, even sugar free stuff. It’s great any way you make it! And here’s the big secret: this decaf hating gal will, on occasion, make this delicious treat with decaf coffee. And it’s totally awesome.
Homemade Iced Mochaccino
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, sweetened to taste
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup ice cream
1 1/2 cups ice cubes
Combine coffee and cocoa powder together until smooth and combined.
Pour ice cream, ice cubes, coffee and 1/2 cup of milk into blender and blend until smooth and creamy. (Add additional 1/4 cup milk as needed to achieve a smooth texture.)
How do you take your coffee?