This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Folgers. All opinions are 100% mine.
Summer came early on the West Coast this year. We’ve had warmer than usual weather lately, and when it’s this hot and sticky, I just don’t feel like drinking hot coffee. But you and I both know that the likelihood of a mom getting a full night’s sleep is about as likely as her kids picking up all their toys without being nagged. So I still need my caffeine fix, but I get it with a frosty frappe instead.
Sure, store bought frozen coffee drinks are delicious, but that’s because they’re chock full of sugar and other additives I can’t pronounce. Not to mention they’re expensive – that cost adds up over the summer! Making my own at home means I can enjoy my frosty caffeine fix without the guilt.
Making your own is a lot easier than you might think, as long as you have a jar of Folgers instant coffee on hand. Instant coffee is ideal for making fancy drinks like this – no brewing or special machines required. The delicious recipe I’m sharing with you today uses only four ingredients: instant coffee, coconut milk, honey, and vanilla extract. Add a blender and some ice cubes and there you have it.
I love how versatile instant coffee is. Besides making coffee, I use it to add flavour to pudding, ice cream, cheesecake, anything really. And of course for fancy drinks like this.
This is my favourite summer paleo-friendly coffee drink. Not only is it low in sugar, but it’s dairy-free so hubby can enjoy it too. Of course, I don’t have dairy allergies, so there’s nothing to stop me from adding a generous dollop of whipped cream on top! And then some grated dark chocolate for a hint of mocha. Yum!
Looking for more delicious ideas? Visit their site to see an entire section of Folgers recipes made with instant coffee. Check them out and let me know which you’d like to make at home!
- 1 1/2 cups full-fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 teaspoon Folgers instant coffee crystals
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 ice cubes
- Optional: whipped cream and/or dark chocolate shavings for garnish
- Add all ingredients except for ice cubes to a blender and blend well. Gradually add ice cubes and continue to blend until smooth and frothy.
- Optionally, add whipped cream and/or grate some dark chocolate on top before serving.