Saturday 17 December 2016

Gingerbread Frappe - Bakemas Day 17

Because I have this weird obsession with eating ice cream based foods in winter.

It’s been a hot minute since I had a frappe, honestly I don’t think I had one all summer, I was on a bit of an iced coffee binge preferably black no sugar or just a touch of milk, so going from black coffee to a frappe is a very big jump in sugariness.

It seems I’ve saved up all my gingerbread recipes and gone on a rampage, I’d apologise but seriously, why wouldn’t you want to put gingerbread in everything (there’s another recipe coming and I am so excited about it, but then I think I’m done...for this year!). This is also the third recipe I’ve used ice cream in, honestly, I just have this thing about ice cream in winter. Hot cosy meals and cold desserts is the way to go.

This is the first time I’ve made a dairy free frappe; I’ve been putting it off for a while because my original recipe has condensed milk in and it makes a big difference to the flavour. If you’re trying to make a white mocha frappe at home, trust me, condensed milk will become your new best friend. I was all prepared to make this and feel like it was missing something but I think its spot on, as this was gingerbread flavoured and it needs to have a sort of molassesy vibe, muscovado sugar was a perfect alternative.

You will need
1 espresso shot or 1 heaped tsp instant coffee made up with a little water
1 tsp light muscavado sugar (optional depending on preference)
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
3 mini gingerbread men or 1 large, I used this recipe
100ml milk
drop of vanilla

Add the sugar to the espresso shot or instant coffee in water, once the sugar has dissolved add a few ice cubes and set aside.
Add the ice cream, gingerbread man/men, milk, vanilla and cold coffee to the blender and blend until smooth, add the ice (I usually need about 8-10 large ice cubes) and blend until a slushie-like consistency forms. Top with cream (I used coconut cream), chocolate syrup, chocolate chunks a gingerbread man or anything else you can find to pile on top and drink immediately.
Serves 1


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