Coconut Mocha Frappe…Care to Join Me?

I don’t know about you but, as a stay-at-home food blogging, homemaking, dog sitting (…catch my drift?) mom, I can’t afford to just get up and out of the house to buy coffee drinks everyday!  So how’s about a homemade version instead…made with organic, wholesome good stuff?!

So here we are, adapted from, but done my way, of course 😉

Copyright © 2013 Grace Clerc. All rights reserved.

Servings:  2


-1/2 cup shredded coconut

-3/4 cup strong coffee

-1 cup low-fat milk or 1 cup milk

-1/3 cup Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

-3 tablespoons granulated sugar (You can use less sugar, if you wish.  I don’t like my drink too sweet, thus I shorten it to 1 tablespoon instead)

-2 cups ice (I used about 4 cups of crushed ice as I do like my frappe drink with lots of ice…)


-Homemade whipped cream (Recipe below)

  • Heavy whipped cream, sugar, and vanilla extract  (Measurements to your liking.  I made enough for two servings)
  • In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy and butter-like.

Copyright © 2013 Grace Clerc. All rights reserved.Directions:

1). Preheat oven to broil at 300°F.

2). Spread shredded coconut on a baking sheet and toast coconut in the oven.

3). Stir the coconut around every 2-3 minutes or so for even browning.

4). After 10 to 15 minutes the shredded coconut should be light brown.

5). Cool it off.

6). Make double-strength coffee by brewing with twice the coffee required by your coffee maker.

7). That should be 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee.

8). Chill before using.

9). To make the drinks, combine cold coffee, milk, 1/3 cup of the toasted coconut, 1/3 cup chocolate syrup, and sugar in a blender.

10). Blend for 15 to 20 seconds to dissolve sugar.

11). Add ice and blend until ice is crushed and the drink is smooth.

12). Pour drinks into two 16-ounce glasses.

13). Garnish each drink with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate, and a pinch of some of the remaining toasted coconut.

14). Add a straw to each one if you want!