Sunday, September 19, 2010
Coconut Milk Frappucino and Chocolate Syrup
1/4 cup coconut milk (use the full fat, as the ice will dilute the taste)
3 tablespoons espresso
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup (recipe below)
Cup full of ice
Place in blender and then sip slowly as you enjoy the yummy taste (or just go ahead and gulp, it is yummy that way too:)
I will be experimenting with the use of alternative sugars, but for now I just use raw sugar. And yes, even with raw sugar, this is not healthy (oh well, you do get the antioxidants from the chocolate though) so I do use this as a reward to myself only every once in a great while.
1/2 cup cocoa powder (if you can afford it, raw is the best, as it contains many more antioxidants and steer away from Dutch processed)
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Heat cocoa and water in a larger sauce pan until dissolved (it can bubble up pretty good at the boiling stage)
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Gently boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and add salt and vanilla.