Looking for a great sugar free frappe mocha recipe? Here’s the one that my family has declared, “the best!”
Do you know what happened in 2019?
I started drinking coffee. Prior to last year, I hated coffee. Especially the smell. But, as I started scaling my freelance writing business, I stayed up later to get work done. I decided to try coffee to see if it’d help me. And it did. I discovered that a mid-afternoon cup of coffee helps keep me going.
And I learned to tolerate and then enjoy the taste of coffee.
Especially when that coffee is iced. And sweetened. Swirl some whipped cream on the top and it’s even better!
And I found an iced coffee I really liked. It involved driving to the local coffee shop and buying a frappe mocha style drink.
But, that wasn’t great for the budget. And it had so much sugar in it.
It was partway through last year that I decided to intentionally improve my diet to try to shed some weight. I started using many of the principles from Trim Healthy Mamas. Which meant sugar had to go.
So I started playing with some sugar free options for creating an iced coffee at home. I tried several recipes.
My first few attempts were dismal. But, I was determined to find a sugar free iced
And I finally did it!
What Do You Need to Make Sugar Free Frappe Mocha?
After testing many different ingredients, the winning combination includes:
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Half and half
- Hershey’s cocoa powder
- Splenda Naturals Stevia (this is a stevia/erythritol blend)
- Frozen coffee cubes
- Sugar free whipped cream (optional)
How to Make Frozen Coffee Cubes
To make frozen coffee cubes, you need coffee and a silicone tray. The one I use has six square spaces for pouring the coffee.
Note: Don’t try to move this tray to your freezer when it’s full of really hot coffee. It’s easy to accidentally tip it and send scalding coffee down your arm. So fill it up after brewing your coffee and then let it cool to room temperature. Then put it in your freezer.
Your cubes will take about 12 hours to freeze solid. Once they’re frozen, you can pop them out and put them in a freezer bag for later use.
How to Make the Best Sugar Free Mocha Frappe
This makes enough to almost fill two 20-ounce travel tumblers. It leaves room for whipped cream on top without smooshing it with the lid.
You can cut the recipe in half if you only want one serving.
Place the following ingredients in a blender:
- 2 iced coffee cubes
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup Splenda Stevia
- 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup half and half
Pulse until coffee cubes are crushed and then blend until smooth.
Pour into mugs.
If desired, top with sugar free whipped cream.
Use the Recipe as a Base
Once I came up with a base recipe I enjoyed, I kept experimenting. I’ve added sugar free syrups and extracts.
Play around with the flavors until you enjoy it.
Going Sugar Free
Going sugar free isn’t easy, but it helps to find replacements for some of the sugar laden things you used to enjoy. This was one I was really happy to find a replacement for.
But, please note that if you’re just starting your sugar free journey, you may need to add additional sweetener to your iced coffee. If that’s the case, know that you will likely be able to cut it back again as your body adjusts.