This blended coffee drink is the perfect expression of this time of year. It starts with my favorite drink of summer, cold press coffee, and collides with the king of fall flavor: pumpkin spice. I’m in love.
To make my pumpkin spice coffee drink, I start with strong brewed cold press coffee and blend in real pumpkin, light cream, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and lots of ice. Overly sweet drinks aren’t my thing, so I add just a spoonful of real maple syrup. One of the best things about making your own blended coffee drinks, besides saving money, is the ease of customizing. Add more or less sweetener or light cream to suit your tastes. Just don’t skimp on the whipped cream garnish, it’s not optional : )
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Frappe
3/4 cup cold press coffee, chilled
2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons half and half (light cream)
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 cup ice
Garnishes: whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice
In a blender container combine cold press coffee, pumpkin puree, half and half, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Cover and blend to combine. Add ice; cover and blend until smooth and slushy. Pour coffee frappe into glasses. Top with whipped cream and additional pumpkin pie spice.
Makes 2 small blended coffee drinks (about 2 1/4 cups total)
Tip: Brew your own cold press coffee or buy some at your local coffee shop.
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