Current Coffee Concoction (4)

My latest current coffee concoction isn't mine at all. Thanks to the author of the Coffeehouse Mystery, Cleo Coyle (pen name for Alice Alfonsi), we can now all enjoy a Starbucks frappe without paying $5 each time! I've made this myself and can tell you it is fabulous! Below is the recipe for Cleo's Copycat Frappuccino a.k.a. Chilly Cleoccino. Click here for the original posting and a chance to win a free latte cup and saucer. Enjoy!

Photo and recipe from Mystery Lover's Kitchen Blog:

Serves: This recipe will make one 8-ounce serving.
For a larger drink, or to serve more people, you can easily double,
triple, or quadruple it.

1/3 cup coffee (makes about 4 coffee ice cubes)
1/3 cup milk (low fat is fine)
2 teaspoons sugar (more if you like sweeter drinks)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
whipped cream (optional)

Fill an ice cube tray with leftover coffee. Freeze the tray. Remove four coffee ice cubes (per 8-ounce serving) and place in blender. Add milk, sugar, vanilla, and (optional) cocoa for a chocolate frappé. Pulse the blender to chop the coffee ice cubes into fine particles.

You can create an icy drink with very small ice chips (like a frozen margarita) or you can run the blender full speed until the mixture is completely liquefied yet still cold and frothy. The drink is delicious either way and a great use of your leftover Joe. To finish, pour this frozen refresher into a glass mug, top with whipped cream, and…

Drink with joy!


  1. Just popping in via the hop to say hi:) I'm a new follower and I look forward to your reviews!


  2. Just hoppin in via the hop! Your blog is gorgeous, I love all the orange. I'll be following to see what you post next!

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  3. I found your blog thru the Hop and am now a follower. I love your rating system and am also a fan of Cleo Coyle. I look forward to reading your reviews in the future.

  4. Thanks for the recipe! I'll try it out sometime. Hope you are enjoying the weekend.


  5. Jenny-Thanks for stopping by via the hop and following! Love your blog name!

    Jen-Thanks for following and leaving a comment! I know it's a lot of orange-I couldn't help it! :)

    Violette-Thanks for stopping by! Thanks for the rating system compliment!

    Bonnie-Let me know if you try the recipe! All of Cleo's recipe are yummy so stop by her facebook, webpage, or the Mystery Lover's Kitchen for more! :)

    Thank you all for the sweet comments!

  6. Just hopping over to say: Welcome to the Book Hop,

    I just joined up last night and had so much fun browsing other book-lovers blogs. It was nice to read I'm not the only addict. lol

    I too loved this book and read the Bree Sanders book - glad I read it after watching Eclipse.


  7. Hi Tresa! Thanks for stopping by! It's fun to be able to support others in our book addiction! :)

  8. coffee and books?!! Wow, consider me your newest follower!



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