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4.7.13

Banana Mocha Frappuccino #Foodie Friday

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Banana Mocha Frappuccino


I don't drink a lot of coffee in the morning, so I usually have at least a cup left in the pot late in the afternoon when I do need a pick me up, but who wants to drink old coffee? I could warm it up, but it never tastes quite the same. 

On a recent afternoon while I was searching my cabinet for "something chocolate" I came upon an almost full box of hot chocolate mix. "Well, I don't want hot chocolate in the summer, but hey I got some left over coffee and ripe banana's.... it must be frappuccino time!

I hope you enjoy this thrifty and refreshing drink over the holiday weekend. I will be in and out of cell coverage. I plan on spending some time at home, and in the woods, catching up on a few books I've wanted to read, and having some quiet family time.

Have a wonderful 4th,
Diane


banana mocha frappuccino


Banana Mocha Frappuccino
by Diane Balch
simplelivingandeating.com

preparation 5 minutes                              serves 2- 3

Ingredients:

3 cups of ice
1 cup of cold or room temperature coffee
1 package of hot chocolate mix
2 bananas

Directions:

1) Put all ingredients in blender and mix on high until ice breaks up and shake gets smooth. Should only take a few seconds.

2) Taste you might want to add a little sugar or a little milk to get the shake to your liking.




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46 comments:

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    1. You are welcome great to see you at the party.

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  2. Diane,
    Great recipe with the leftover coffee. Thanks for the party and hope you're having a great 4th of July.
    Annamaria

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    1. Had a wonderful 4th weekend hope yours was terrific too.

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  3. thanks for hosting the party! have a great night!
    ~Danielle @ Snippets of Inspiration

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    1. Thanks Danielle, so glad you made it to the party.

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  4. Hi Diane,
    Hope you are enjoying your 4th of July weekend and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen, your barbecued chicken went over well this weekend.

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  5. What a great afternoon treat! Love the hot chocolate mix in it! Thanks for hosting this blog party! Enjoy the holiday.

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    1. Yeah, the hot chocolate mix is great because you don't have to add milk or sugar and it does use up the packages which just get hard in the cabinet.

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  6. Thanks for the party, hope you're having a great 4th~

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    1. Thanks Paula hope you had a great 4th too. We escaped the heat in the mountains.

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  7. Thanks so much for the party! Have a wonderful holiday weekend :)

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    1. Thanks so much, I've really been enjoying your recipes and the fun you've been having with astrology.

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  8. This frappucchino is exactly what we need here with our hot and humid weather :)
    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Independence Day and I wish you a relaxing weekend :)

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    1. I'm sure it would be great for you, but do you use hot chocolate, ever in Israel? Probably not... but you could mix some dutch processed cocoa powder with sugar and make hot chocolate mix.

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  9. Fabulous combo and my favorite too! Have a great week dear...

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    1. You too... I love the taste of coffee in chocolate in baked goods too.

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  10. Thanks for hosting... did you like Water for Elephants? I did... have a great weekend.

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    1. I haven't read it yet, it's in my pile... was working on The Shipping News this weekend.

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  11. Good morning, Diane! Hope you are enjoying your 4th of July weekend. I don't drink much coffee either but w/ hot chocolate and bananas mixed in, this drink sure sounds like the perfect way to encourage stimulation ;) Thank you for hosting!

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    1. I think you can skip the coffee, just add a cup of water instead and it will be delicious.

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  12. Thanks so much for hosting Diane. I hope you had a yummy 4th of July!

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    1. Thank you Nancy, yes we had a wonderful yummy and relaxing time in the Adirondack Mountains.

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  13. Thanks so much for hosting! I love cold drinks in the summertime. :-)

    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

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    1. Don't we all and this one is a lot cheaper to make than Starbucks.

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  14. Thanks for hosting as always, glad to be a part!

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    1. So glad to have you at Foodie Friday Anna. Hope you had a great weekend.

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  15. Thanks for the feature. I have made two more wonton delights since then. I added my smoothie and see we are both into drinks. Let's party.

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  16. Thanks for the party, Diane. Enjoy the woods, family, and book time!
    Kim @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

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  17. I'll have to this without the coffee. Banana and hot chocolate sound like a winning combination to me ;)

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    1. Frozen hot chocolate is delicious. Just and 1 cup of water instead of the coffee. There is a restaurant in NYC called Serendipity and it is know for making frozen hot chocolate.

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  18. Thanks for hosting Diane. Hope you had a nice 4th.
    Sam

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    1. Thank you Sam, hope you had a great 4th too... we were cool in the mountains. Back home now and it is muggy.

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  19. Hey -

    Your last post [Banana Mocha Frappuccino #Foodie Friday] was freaking awesome. I have gone ahead and added your stuff to my Feedly account. Please keep me updated if you post anywhere else.

    Keep rocking –

    Jon

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. I post on FB, G+ and Twitter too. So good to have you join us.

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  20. Thanks for the feature. You are right. Wontons are fun to experiment with.

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    1. You are very welcome... yes, my kids are very excited about making "strange things" as they call it, with wontons.

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  21. this frappuccino sounds great!

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  22. I want that now - seriously - I am going to see if I have all the ingredients. Thanks for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy!

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    1. I'm guessing you do have all of the ingredients. Good luck check those cupboards well!

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  23. Hi Diane,
    What a great treat, I would just love it. Hope you are having a great summer weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  24. What a great drink recipe! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

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    1. Thank you so much... I have been making this drink so much that I've run out of hot chocolate mix. Strange to buy it in the middle of a heat wave... but it is definitely costing me less than buying a drink at Starbucks.

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