Wednesday, July 11, 2012

S’mores Week: S’more Mocha Frappuccino

by Darla

The Hubster has been kinda grouchy the last couple of days. Don’t tell him I told you this, but it’s my fault.

Actually, it’s my friend Kristan’s fault, because she told me about this blog that I’ve been reading late into the night while the Hubster sleeps lately. It’s called Brittany. Herself. and it’s make-you-laugh-so-hard-you-cry (or maybe pee a little) funny.

I guess, in the end, it’s really Brittany’s fault. Kristan just did me a favor by pointing me in Brittany’s direction. Brittany herself (see what I did there?) is the one who is so damned funny, I have to curl into the fetal position while reading to keep the whole bed from shaking with laughter.

I’m calling her out here and now. When the Hubster finally gets fed up with being woken up at all hours by my poorly stifled, maniacal giggling, I’m placing blame squarely on her.

Before anyone says anything in her defense, we’re working under the assumption that late night, bedtime, iPad blog reading is the only possible time I have. She doesn’t need to know differently, and since it may be awhile before she finds out she’s in trouble, I have time to come up with an excuse.

Otherwise, I’ll just ply her and the Hubster with these S’more Mocha Frappuccinos. They’ll be too busy thanking me to curse my sudden, but inevitable betrayal.

This drink pretty much speaks for itself. I make no promises as to how healthy it is; it’s probably the least healthy frappuccino ever created, but I will promise that it’s divine.

Yeah, I called it divine. What? It is. Have one, then you can try to argue with me about it.

Especially if you do this.

I may or may not have done this with a shot or two of Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka. I’m not saying I did do it, but if I had, it was flipping delicious, I’m sure.

These are easy. Really. Grab your blender, make one, and thank me later. Enjoy!

P.S. Even though it’s about 8,000 degrees mostly everywhere right now, I also included instructions for making this into a hot latte. Cause I love ya.

S’more Mocha Frappuccino
Makes 3 12-ounce servings

Ingredients

FOR THE FRAPPUCCINO
1/2 cup (4 ounces or 120 ml) hot espresso (for stronger mochas, double the coffee, which will yield 6 12-ounce servings)
3 tablespoons (21 grams) cocoa powder
3 tablespoons (about 38 grams) sugar
3/4 cup marshmallow spread (such as Fluff, use Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme for vegan/dairy-free)
1 cup (8 ounces or 250 ml) milk (I used non fat with excellent results, but use whatever you prefer, including soy, almond, or other dairy free milks)
about 4 cups crushed ice, adding more, as needed

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup marshmallow spread (such as Fluff, use Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme for vegan/dairy-free)
1 tablespoon (about 12 grams) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine the hot coffee, cocoa, and sugar in a blender and blend lightly. Next, add the marshmallow spread, again blending lightly to combine it with the chocolate-coffee mixture. Finally, add the milk and ice and blend until smooth.

To make the whipped cream: In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, whip the heavy cream and marshmallow spread on medium high speed until it comes together and starts to thicken. Reduce speed to low and sprinkle the sugar into the cream. Turn mixer to high and continue whipping until firm peaks form. Stir in vanilla. Refrigerate until ready to use.

FOR A SINGLE 12-OUNCE SERVING

1 1-ounce shot (30 ml) espresso (for a stronger mocha, double the coffee, which will yield a 14-ounce serving)
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup marshmallow spread (such as Fluff, use Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme for vegan/dairy-free)
1/3 cup (about 3 ounces or 83 ml) milk (I used non fat with excellent results, but use whatever you prefer, including dairy-free subs)
1 to 1 1/2 cups crushed ice

Prepare as directed above.

 

*Bonus! Wanna try this hot? Here you go!!*

S’more Mocha Latte
Makes 3 12-ounce servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup (4 ounces or 120 ml) hot espresso (for stronger mochas, double the coffee, which will yield 6 12-ounce servings)
3 tablespoons (21 grams) cocoa powder
3 tablespoons (about 38 grams) sugar
3/4 cup marshmallow spread (such as Fluff, use Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme for vegan/dairy-free)
1 cup (8 ounces or 250 ml) hot or steamed milk (I used non fat with excellent results, but use whatever you prefer, including soy, almond, or other dairy free milks)

Pour the hot coffee into a heatproof pitcher. Sprinkle the cocoa powder and sugar in and stir to dissolve. Next, add the marshmallow spread, stirring to allow it to melt a bit. Finally, stir in the hot or steamed milk.

Top with whipped cream (recipe above) and sprinkle with crushed graham crackers and chocolate (or add a chocolate drizzle).

FOR A SINGLE 12-OUNCE SERVING

1 1-ounce shot (30 ml) espresso (for a stronger mocha, double the coffee, which will yield a 14-ounce serving)
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon (about 12 grams)sugar
1/4 cup marshmallow spread (such as Fluff, use Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme for vegan/dairy-free)
1/3 cup (about 3 ounces or 83 ml) hot or steamed milk (I used non fat with excellent results, but use whatever you prefer, including dairy-free subs)

Prepare as directed above.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephanie July 11, 2012 at 10:31 am

haha Thanks for now introducing me to Brittany Herself! ^_^

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2 Tina July 11, 2012 at 10:39 am

Nom. Nom. Nom.

Want.

Now.

Thanks.

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3 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm

This looks fabulous! What a treat!

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4 Jill July 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I love you. Seriously. You are killing me with these s’more recipes!

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5 Annie @ Annie's Noms July 12, 2012 at 2:45 am

Thanks for including a hot version too! It’s not hot here yet in fact we’re having a bit of a washout summer, it’s cold and raining and isn’t meant to improve until September! So it’s still nice to have hot drinks here! :)

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6 shelly (cookies and cups) July 12, 2012 at 5:34 am

Looks awesome!!

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7 Su Murillo July 12, 2012 at 6:53 am

This looks sooo yummy!!!!
So just one question: When do I add the vodka????? heheheheeheheheheh
OOOO also THANK YOU for introducing me to Brittaany Herself!!!! I have laughed 30 min non stop :)

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8 Larissa July 12, 2012 at 8:34 am

OMG! I (stupidly) thought I should check out that Brittany.Herself website while sitting here at work. It was all I could do not to burst out in hysterics while reading the post about the rubber band on her son’s privates. Totally hysterical (glad she was able to fix the problem, of course)…I’m both crying and laughing as quietly as possible. I will have to show this blog to my husband later this evening. Thanks for making me laugh! And thanks for the tasty-sounding recipe. Definitely add the vodka!

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9 Becca - Cookie Jar Treats July 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

Wow, I haven’t had a frappachino in soooooooooooo long. But this screams summer frappachino! It looks fantastic! You should work for Starbucks, haha.

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10 Mary Anne July 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

Okay, I need to make this. And I very probably need to add the Fluffed Vodka. (Now that I have two recipes that I want to try that use it, I can justify the purchase! YAY ME!)

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11 Tiffany @ Fizzy Party July 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

Ok, now you’ve done it. I have to check out Brittany. Herself. I love a good laugh and if she writes anything like you do I’ll be considering her a bloggy friend too. Oh yeah, didn’t I tell you, we’re bloggy friends :) Love all the food you post and although I don’t care for coffee this LOOKS tasty and I have plenty of friends who can not live without their coffee ;) p.s. super excited you live in Oregon like me :)

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12 Erica July 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I love you for introducing me to Brittany, Herself! Her post about the “exercise balls” almost made me wet myself!

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13 Tara @Creative Hobbies July 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

This is a weekend cappuccino because there is no way I’m rushing out the door and slurping it down after making it. I honestly think this recipe could get me something BIG, like screw my family, let’s elope right now big. Ok, maybe not, but it looks REALLY good and I can’t wait to make it.

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14 Stephanie (bake with ginger) July 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I love you dearly for putting that video clip up.

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15 Tamara Jones July 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Okay, two things.

One, due to that absolutely perfect Firefly reference, you and I are now best friends. I will begin working on our matching friendship bracelets and “BESTIES” necklace that breaks in half so we can each wear one momentarily.

Two, Brittany Herself is the funniest damn thing I have ever read in my life, and this woman is totally my hero now, and THANK YOU SO MUCH for introducing us to her blog!!

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16 Erika July 26, 2012 at 12:38 am

I just read Britany Herself,haven’t laughed so much in a long time. Thank you I needed that.

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