“I feel the need”…”the need for speed.” Can you guess what movie those lines are from? I love playing this game. 😉 (See below for the answer). I’m furiously decorating the tree and the house for Christmas. (Yes, we are one of those who got our tree the weekend before Thanksgiving since it’s so late this year. Don’t judge us. 😉 ) I needed a little pick-me up. Coffee to the rescue! I wanted a coffee with some holiday flair to it, to match my festive mood, more than the standard Cafe Frappe (aka Greek iced coffee).
Candy canes are an iconic flavor this time of the year so I’ve made this minty mocha frozen drink using Hershey’s Kisses Candy Cane Flavored Candies.
Mint Mocha Frappuccino Recipe
- 1 heaping tablespoon instant coffee (I used Nescafe)
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 and 1/2 cups ice
- 3 tablespoons caramel syrup (I used Hershey’s)
- 6 HERSHEY’S KISSES Candy Cane Flavored Candies
- Put the instant coffee and skim milk in a blender and mix until well combined.
- Add in the ice, caramel syrup, and Hershey’s Kisses into a blender and mix until everything is smooth.
Meet the magic of this awesome frappuccino! These Hershey’s Kisses are white chocolate and red stripes filled with candy cane bits. They are heaven on their own, but then I had an idea. What if I added them to a frozen coffee drink?
This is what happens…
Who needs mint extract? Not this recipe! These candies have the perfect amount of minty-ness. They also don’t have the problem of sticking in your teeth like ground up candy canes or star light mints.
As you drink this festive beverage you can see all the lovely candy cane bits from the Kisses. Side bar, I take no responsibility for you drinking a sugar filled caffeinated beverage too quickly. I found this so yummy that I drank a liiiitle too fast, so I definitely have found that speed that I was looking for. 😉 (Can you tell from the multiple number of wink-y faces? Try reading this post fast and that’s how I’m typing it. Hehe.)
Of course I had to decorate this frosty beverage with some whipped cream and I sprinkled some chopped Hershey’s Kisses on top.
If you guessed that the quote (from the beginning of my post) came from Top Gun, then you’re right. 🙂
Source: Tina’s Chic Corner
Interested in some other coffee beverages?