Oreo Frappé with Coffee
Good news, if you love Oreos and all things sweet, you're going to love this frozen, refreshing frappé! It reminds me of a Dunkin Donuts Oreo Coffee Collatta, but, of course, I like my version way more. Which is great, because for some reason Dunkin ripped my heart out of my chest by discontinuing this delicious drink. Bad news if you're on a diet though. Which I am, unfortunately. I have to food live vicariously through my boyfriend.
- 1 - 2 Shots (1.5 oz - 4 oz) Espresso or Strongly Brewed Dark-Roast Coffee
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 2 - 3 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 - 3 Tbsp Chocolate Syrup
- 4 - 6 Oreos
- 1/2 Cup - 1 Cup Ice Cubes
- Brew espresso or coffee. Pour into your blender with milk and heavy cream. Place in freezer and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Remove from freezer, add chocolate syrup, Oreos, and ice. Blend until desired consistency.
- Serve with whipped cream, crumbled Oreo, or chocolate syrup!
What Kind of Coffee Should I Use?
If you don't have an espresso machine, that's okay! Strongly brewed coffee will do just fine as a substitution. In fact, that may be preferred. I usually use Lavazza Café Espresso when I make espresso, however my Wal*Mart has stopped carrying it and only offers Starbucks or Café Bustelo. I've tried the Bustelo brand of espresso, and let me tell you—it's so much stronger than the Lavazza. And I love strong coffee, but this one is really really bold. If you're into that kind of thing, I totally recommend Bustelo. It's also really cheap compared to the other brand. But, for me, I'll probably start ordering my Lavazza from Amazon, and pay 2 bucks more. Oh Wal*Mart, why do you do these things to me?
What Kind of Blender Works Best?
You'll want a decent blender to make this. I wouldn't have been able to make this if I had to rely on my Magic Bullet blender. I found the blades wore out way too fast, and after a while, it couldn't really blend ice or frozen fruit very well.
I have the complete Ninja system, and I love the little single serve cups with the small blade attachment. The blades are still so sharp, even a year later, and this certainly gets a lot of use—nearly every day! If you've been thinking about getting a Ninja but have been wary because of the high cost, I can tell you that I love mine and use it often. I've found and have tried lots of new recipes with this machine. I get to enjoy blended protein shakes, fruit smoothies, soups, salads, and frozen coffee drinks, such as this yummy frappé. They have a cheaper version of a blender too, that one of my friends has. Her frozen strawberry daiquiris come out creamy and just lovely.
Thoughts: Make It Ice Cream?
To be honest, I had no idea what to call this drink. But I make it all the time for my boyfriend as a little "I love you" treat. Is it a frappé? Can I call it a frappuccino or a collatta? Is it a blended frozen latté? I had no freaking clue. Since it had a slushy like consistency and technically isn't a "latté" (the milk isn't steamed), I settled on "frappé". I mean, this is pretty much a milked-down version of ice-cream. Heck, you could trade some of the milk for heavy cream and you would get more of an ice cream version of this. Hmm... perhaps I will post this as one of my next recipes—Oreo Coffee Ice Cream sounds super good.
Whatever this drink is, it's really flavorful, so you may want to add more milk or ice, depending on your preference. This acts as a really nice base recipe to play around with though. Hershey's syrup is a staple in my house, so I usually just have to get the Oreos to make this drink. You don't need to put the heavy whipping cream in here, if you don't want to go out and buy it. But it does whip up the drink a bit, adding some thickness and frothiness to it.
This is a lovely treat to make for others—especially coffee-lover friends, chocolate-lover friends, sweet-lover friends. It's easy to make this drink look sexy, by adding some drizzles of chocolate syrup over the top of Oreo cookie crumbles. My boyfriend's eyes light up whenever I surprise him with this drink. He's not big on sweets, but he loves, as he calls it, candy coffee.
What Did You Add?
Enjoy this refreshing Oreo coffee treat! Let me know if you added anything special to make this drink more interesting.
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