Cinnamon Coconut Frappe

13 July 2018

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Happy Friday! I'm taking a break from the list-loving Friday Favorites posts to share this fun, summer drink recipe, but if you want to read something in list form, check out my favorite welcome mats from the interwebs or my 4 favorite baby essentials for the pool/beach!

Just for laughs, sometimes I think about the days when I didn't like coffee (a hilarious thought, right?). And here I am, talking about how I make myself feel fancy with summery coffee drinks that I ABSOLUTELY have in-hand as I lug 2 children in a red wagon all the way to our local pool. Wagon handle in one hand, lidded mason jar fancy summer coffee in the other. (My 18-year-old self would laugh so hard at that sight.)



Let's pause and talk about how the Target dollar section for YEARS NOW has had lidded glass jars with plastic, reusable straws. I used one in this summer-y coffee post from 2017 and then bought more of the jars this summer! The metal lids fit regular mason jars, too, so I've gotten to use the lids and straws on other mason jar glasses we have. It's financially and environmentally friendly: no plastic straws in the trash/landfills, and you get to reuse your glass and straw forever (or until you forget your cup at the pool and the lifeguards throw it away because you took 4 days to remember where you left it. Hi. That's me here.)


Here's how you can make a frappe at home (no lines and for less money, win win!): 

What you need:

Cinnamon coffee:

  1. 6 tbsp coffee grounds 
  2. 1/4 tsp cinnamon 
  3. 4 cups of water (this makes 4 cups of coffee)
Cinnamon Coconut Frappe: 
  1. 6 tbsp coconut creamer (or creamer of choice!)
  2. 1 tbsp milk
  3. 6 coffee ice cubes (made from the above recipe)
  4. 1/2 cup coffee
  5. A blender
  6. Ice cube tray
  7. Drip coffee maker


What to do: 


  1. Make your cinnamon coffee, using the 6 tbsp coffee grounds, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, & 4 cups of water. (This made my coffee taste FAINTLY like cinnamon. It wasn't overpowering, but it tasted better than regular black coffee!)
  2. Freeze the coffee in an ice cube tray overnight, and leave some aside in a mug in the fridge. 
  3. In the blender the next morning, blend on low the 6 tbsp coconut creamer, 6 cinnamon coffee ice cubes, 1 tbsp milk, and 1/2 cup of coffee. 
I got my fair trade, organic coffee beans for about $5 at Aldi, the creamer was $2.19, and the cinnamon was $1.99. There is NO way I'm doing the math to figure out what this homemade frappe costs, but with those prices, it's automatically WAY cheaper than anything from Dunkin Donuts. 

(I still love you, Dunks.)








If you're looking for more fun summer things, check out my DIY backyard movie night and the summer bucket list I made last summer

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