Friday, October 07, 2011

National Frappe Day

Frappe (pronounced 'frap') is a chilled or frozen drink.  It comes from the French word 'frapper,' which means to chill.  We usually think of frappe as a coffee drink, but it can also be made with fruit.

I came across Paula Dean's recipe for an Iced Mocha Frappe.  (I figure if Paula makes it, it's gotta be good!)

Step 1: In a pitcher, add 4 cups of brewed, hot coffee.
Step 2: To that, add 4 (1-ounce) packages of dry hot chocolate mix (3/4 cup mix) and 4 Tablespoons sugar.
Step 3: Stir until well combined.
Step 4: Pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze, covered, for at least 3 hours and up to 1 week.
Step 5:  Put the frozen cubes in a blender.  Add 1 cup of heavy cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and puree until smooth.
Step 6:  Divide the Frappe into glasses and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Have a Happy Frappe!