I wanted to call this post "Faux Frapps" because that's really what's going on here. Why go to Starbucks when you can blend up a treat at home?
Also these blended drinks are good for getting rid of the last dregs of eggnog and plowing into the endless packets and jars of hot chocolate mix you gathered over the holiday.
Plus making a full-on blended drink feels like such a special and fancy treat. Please consider giving yourself a special and fancy treat, it's been, at least for me, an unusually clouded holiday. All there is to do is move ahead, so I'm looking forward to a year of new beginnings. Body and mind detox coming your way after the new year for all who care to join me in stripping away 2011.
Frozen Hot Chocolate
serves 1 (easily multiplied)
1 packet hot chocolate mix
1 drinking glass full of ice
1 cup coffee (or whatever is left in the pot from that morning)
1/2 cup milk
Smoothie TRICK everyone must know about: choose the drinking glass you want and fill it with ice. Then pour desired amount of coffee and milk on top of the ice to fill the glass with liquid. Dump contents of glass into the blender. You'll get the perfect amount every time! This works for all milkshakes/smoothies. For this recipe, make sure you add the packet of hot chocolate mix and blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream. Enjoy!
Eggnog Faux Frapp
2 drinking glasses full of ice
1 cup eggnog
2 cups coffee (room temp or cold)
Dump all in a blender and blend until smooth. Add a little milk if too thick. Top with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Enjoy!