Cold Brew Caramel Frappuccino

MogoBlog MogoLicious Tasty Tip of the Day: Creamy, caffeine-packed caramel frappuccino made with just 3 ingredients and naturally sweetened with date caramel. The perfect dairy-free morning pick-me-up.

Cold Brew Caramel Frappuccino

Ingredients for Almond Milk Ice Cubes:

    • 2 cups Almond Breeze Almond milk Unsweetened Vanilla (or Original Unsweetened)

Ingredients for Cold Brew Coffee:

    • 2 cups coarsely ground dark coffee (I recommend French roast)
    • 4 cups filtered water

Ingredients for Date Caramel:

    • 15 pitted dates (15 dates equals ~200 g // if not sticky and moist, see notes)
    • 3-6 Tbsp hot water

Ingredients for Frappuccino:

    • 16 standard-size almond milk ice cubes
    • 2 cups cold brew coffee
    • 3-5 Tbsp date caramel

Instructions:

    1. The night before, pour almond milk into a standard ice cube tray and freeze. You should have about 16 ice cubes (as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size).
    2. The night before also make your cold brew coffee by coarsely grinding dark roast coffee beans. Add to a mixing bowl and cover with filtered water, then cover with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator to brew.
    3. The next day, strain cold brew through a coffee filter ie. Chemex.
    4. While your coffee is straining, make date caramel by adding 15-20 pitted dates (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) to a food processor or blender (in my experience, a food processor works best to get a creamy texture without much water).
    5. Pulse/mix on low until small bits remain, then stream in hot water while the blender is on until a paste is made. You will need to scrape down the sides and encourage it along periodically. Only add enough water to form a paste – too much and it will be too liquidy. Set aside.
    6. To make 2 frappuccinos, (amounts as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) add all 16 ice cubes and 2 cups (480 ml) cold brew coffee to a blender and blend on high until puréed and smooth (see photo).
    7. Add date caramel 1 Tbsp at a time and blend. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more date caramel to sweeten. I found 3 or 4 Tbsp to be the perfect amount (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). NOTE: you will have leftover date caramel, which can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
    8. Divide between tall serving glasses and top with coconut whipped cream (optional). Best when fresh, though leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for a few hours, or in the freezer for a few days.

Prep Time:  8 hours – Prep time reflects time for freezing ice cubes and preparing cold brew coffee.

Yields:  2 MogoBox.com Mug with Attitude servings

From:  https://minimalistbaker.com/cold-brew-caramel-frappuccino/

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