Afternoon Pick-Me-Up Mocha Iced Coffee
We’ve been eating a lot of dessert in our house lately, both because it’s delicious and because the promise of a treat after dinner encourages the kids to sit nicely and eat their meal. I’m not talking about anything elaborate or time consuming, just something sweet like fruit, cookies or ice cream – all of which are improved with the addition of COOL WHIP Whipped Topping.E’s favorite has definitely been Jell-o with a generous amount of COOL WHIP spread over the top. So easy, and yet so delicious. My personal favorite combination is COOL WHIP and chocolate anything. That creamy-sweet combination a perfect every day treat.
But sometimes dinner – and dessert – is just too far away and I need a mid-day pick-me-up. One of my favorite treats is an iced coffee or frappuchino from a fancy (and often expensive) coffee chain, but with two toddler-sized shopping partners tagging a long all day I rarely have the time or patience to stop. Luckily, with a blender and a few pantry staples I can recreate a coffee shop treat at home.
Mocha Iced Coffee
2 cups ice
16 oz cold coffee*
1/2 cup COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 tablespoon sugar
Put the ice in the blender and pulse until it’s crushed. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend. Pour into a large glass and enjoy. Top with another dollop of COOL WHIP and a drizzle of chocolate syrup if that’s the sort of thing that floats your boat. You can also substitute sugar-free and light versions of any of the ingredients to lower the calorie count – I almost always buy COOL WHIP Lite.
*There are lots of ways to get cold coffee. If you’re planing ahead you can just leave it on the counter until it’s cold. If you want some instant gratification, pour it through a strainer full of ice. And if you have a little person around who likes to help in the kitchen, you can pour your coffee and ice into a cocktail shaker.
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Don’t get any ideas kid. You need coffee like I need a hole in my head.
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