Sometime all you want is an icy cold drink with a caffeine hit (and if you're like me, youcrave the caffeine hit) and if you want something that feels indulgent but won't give you a massive sugar crash then this recipe is perfect for you.
Before anything, I need to confess something. I've never had a Frappuccino from Starbucks/Costa/Pret/ect. I have had a few cold brews though. Cold brew is simply cold coffee on ice and maybe milk.
Having a "frappuccino" can be ok as an occasional treat (very occasional please). However, lots of people will have it as their morning brew… And I'm sorry to report that health-wise that is NOT a good way to start your day.
Unfortunately, the number of syrups, sugars, and extra topping is astonishing. And because of this, the caffeine and the absence of fat, high sugars levels means that what most will get after drinking a frappe is an almighty crash.
But it doesn’t have to be this way! A frappe; (pronounced frap-pay) doesn't have to be unhealthy because all it is, is an iced beverage that has been shaken, blended, or beaten to produce a tasty, foamy, and refreshing drink.
You can have a cold coffee drink, but I wanted to add a twist and give you a recipe using the almighty matcha green tea. So, not only with this satisfy your caffeine craving (and sweetness), it will also add this superfood and its antioxidants to your day.
Ingredients (makes 1 generous serving)
- 1-2 teaspoons Kiki Organic Matcha Green Tea (powder)
- Pinch cinnamon
- 1 cup cold coconut milk
- 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup of ice**
- 1-2 teaspoons coconut sugar or erythritol
Optional – extra coconut cream & shredded coconut to top
**If you want a creamier texture, freeze some coconut milk into an ice cube tray beforehand.
- Mix the matcha green tea & cinnamon with a tablespoon of hot water to form a paste (I used a bamboo whisk). Make sure that there are no lumps left
- Put the paste in your blender and add the coconut milk, vanilla and ice and blend on high speed
- Add the coconut sugar (to taste) & top with some extra coconut cream and shredded coconut (if using).