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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Strawberry Frappé

A frappé coffee, often simply referred to as a frappé, is a foam-covered iced coffee drink that has its origins in Greece. The term “frappé” (French for ‘frosted’) hints at its cool, refreshing nature. Traditionally, it is made by vigorously shaking a mixture of instant coffee, water, sugar (optional), and ice cubes in a cocktail shaker until a frothy foam is created, then served over ice in a tall glass. The drink can be customized with various syrups or milk, allowing for a range of flavors from sweet and creamy to bold and intense. The frappé became popular in Greece in the 1950s and has since evolved into a summer staple in coffee culture worldwide, celebrated for its ability to combine the rich taste of coffee with a light, airy texture that’s perfect for hot weather refreshment.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cold brew coffee (for a robust coffee foundation)
  • 1/2 cup of milk (choose any variety to meet dietary needs, such as almond or oat milk for a vegan twist)
  • 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup of strawberry syrup, homemade or store bought (adjust according to your sweetness preference)
  • 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries (for natural sweetness and a frosty texture)
  • Whipped cream (optional, for topping)
  • A small handful of dark chocolate shavings (for garnish)
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced (for garnish)
  • Ice cubes (adjust for desired thickness)

Instructions:

  1. Blend the Frappé: In a blender, combine the cold brew coffee, milk, chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, frozen strawberries, and a good amount of ice cubes. Blend until the mixture is smooth and frothy.
  2. Adjust Consistency: If the frappé seems too runny, add more ice and blend again. If it’s overly thick, blend in a little more milk until you reach the desired consistency.
  3. Garnish and Serve: Pour the blended frappé into a tall, chilled glass. If using, add a layer of whipped cream on top. Drizzle with additional chocolate syrup and sprinkle with dark chocolate shavings. Add a few slices of fresh strawberry to the rim of the glass or on top as a garnish.
  4. Enjoy: Present immediately with a straw and a spoon, inviting your Valentine to dive into the creamy, icy bliss of this Chocolate Strawberry Frappé.

This Chocolate Strawberry Frappé recipe combines the timeless appeal of strawberries and chocolate with the energizing kick of coffee, offering a unique and memorable beverage to celebrate love. Whether enjoyed as a sweet start to Valentine’s Day or as an after-dinner treat, it’s sure to capture the heart of your special someone.

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