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Cool off With a Frozen Mocha

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In the heat of summer, few things are as refreshing as an ice cold beverage. From your favorite lemonade to a fruity sangria to that morning iced coffee to help perk you up, cold drinks are quintessential elements of the summer season.

Although there are many traditional refreshments you can enjoy at this time of year, there are plenty of ways you can add your own twist to breathe new life into the old standbys. When you use your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker®, you can turn that plain coffee served over ice into a delicious frozen treat.

Whether you're looking for a little extra indulgence before a busy work day or you're craving a sweet treat during happy hour, look to one of these fun recipes for a delicious frozen mocha that will add a new burst of refreshing flavor:

1. Dark Chocolate Chip Frozen Mocha
Chocolate and coffee are a classic pairing, both full of deep, earthy notes that perfectly highlight each other's tastes. The bittersweet flavor of a rich dark chocolate is the perfect complement to strong coffee in this Dark Chocolate Chip Frozen Mocha recipe from The Two Bite Club. Using honey as a sweetener allows for a little burst of natural sugars without being overly saccharine, and almond milk helps you cut out some calories, so you can indulge in this chocolaty treat guilt-free! 

Ingredients:

  •  3/4 cup of brewed coffee, cooled 
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Dark chocolate shavings for garnish 

Directions
Line the inside of your glasses with chocolate syrup. Add ice to the ice reservoir and all remaining ingredients to your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker® glass jar. Concoct and pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings and enjoy.

Cherry frozen mochas are the perfect taste for summer. Cherry frozen mochas are the perfect taste for summer.

2. Cherry Chocolate Frozen Mocha
The sweetness of chocolate pairs beautifully with the tartness of ripe summer cherries in this tasty mocha treat. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/3 cup of pitted cherries, frozen or fresh
  • 1/2 cup of milk or vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tsp of cocoa powder 
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Chocolate sprinkles for garnish
  • Extra cherries for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the ice reservoir and all remaining ingredients to your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker® glass jar. Concoct and pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry. 

3. Coffee Liquor Frozen Mocha
Why limit yourself to Mimosas and Bloody Marys as your go-to drinks for brunch? Adding a splash of coffee-flavored liquor to this classic frozen mocha recipe makes for a delightful treat to go perfectly with a relaxing morning meal on a warm summer weekend.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup coffee-flavored liquor
  • 3 Tbsp chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish

Directions
Line the inside of your glasses with chocolate syrup. Add ice to the ice reservoir and all remaining ingredients to your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker® glass jar. Concoct and pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

The refreshing cool taste of mint adds the perfect layer of flavor to a frozen mocha. The refreshing cool taste of mint adds the perfect layer of flavor to a frozen mocha.

4. Mint Frozen Mocha
A hint of mint adds another layer of cool refreshment to the frozen mocha palate in this tasty summer drink. Switch the peppermint syrup with a peppermint liquor if you'd like your mocha to have an extra kick. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 Tbsp peppermint syrup
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the ice reservoir and all remaining ingredients to your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker® glass jar. Concoct and pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and a fresh mint leaf for garnish and enjoy.

5. Spiced Frozen Mocha
When chocolate was first discovered more than 4,000 years ago by the Aztecs, they used to drink it with a mix of delicious spices. Adding a touch of chili-pepper heat to your frozen mocha can add a striking contrast for a deliciously unexpected drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar to taste
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Chili powder for garnish
  • Cocoa powder for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the ice reservoir and all remaining ingredients to your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker® glass jar. Concoct and pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and dust with a sprinkle of cocoa powder and chili powder.

Remember to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and follow all drinking laws.
 
 
 

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