In my world, Sarah’s Espresso Hut should always be open, and thankfully it usually is! Today’s cold n’ creamy treat is a plant-based frappe that isn’t overly sweet. So, if you are craving sugar, ramp the maple syrup up! Perfect for dealing with a pesky head-cold…..and way healthier than a Frappe at ol’ Green Mermaid’s Hut.
If you don’t have 2 shots of espresso handy, use cold-brewed espresso, between ¼ to ½ cup – or use a teaspoon or two of instant espresso powder, a packet of VIA or feel free to leave the coffee out for a pumpkin-maple smoothie.
Why, yes, I do have adult sippy lids for my mason jars 😉 No more messes when my toddler knocks my glass over for the 1,000th time…..
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 shots espresso
- ¼ cup pumpkin purée
- 1 to 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen
- ½ cup ice cubes
Add the almond milk through pumpkin spice to a high-speed blender, blend on low. Add in banana and ice, process on high, tamping as needed.
Serve with a large straw.
Serves 1 Venti or 2 smaller drinks (the mason jar above has about 20 ounces in it).
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