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How To Make A Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappuccino To Die For

There is something magical about coconut.

It has the ability to take us away from our everyday woes and worries and transport us to a tropical beach far, far away.

Away from credit card bills, a broken dishwasher and a neighbor who sings pop tunes out of key – with the wrong lyrics and at the top of his lungs at 6 am as he walks his dog. 

Sometimes, you just need a momentary escape to the tropics.

And you know what’s even better than coconut? Coconut and coffee.

And you know what’s better than that? Coconut, coffee and chocolate.

Holy doodle, people. This is a gastronomic match made in the heavens that will turn your day, your week and maybe even your life around!

And making a Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappuccino couldn’t be easier.

What You’ll Need


  • 1 cup of strong coffee, cold
  • About 8 coconut milk ice cubes (this is about ¾ cup coconut milk – full fat is better, but you can also use light coconut milk)
  • ¼ cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes (with more to sprinkle on top)
  • 2 tablespoons light chocolate syrup (with more for on top)
  • 1 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Whipping cream (this can be made with coconut milk!)
  • Blender 
  • 1 tall glass
  • Optional, but highly recommended: Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley and/or Jack Johnson music 

So, are you ready to do this?

If you are making this for more than one person, please double the recipe.

And it’s really nice to share, so we encourage making a double! And let’s be honest here folks, you might drink two of these yourself.

Come on, this is a safe space here - no one is judging.

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How To Make A Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappuccino

Do these steps and you'll have a tasty toasted coconut mocha frappuccino the easy way!

Step #1. Make the Coconut Ice Cubes

This has to be done the night before, so hopefully you are reading this ahead of time!

Shake up a can of coconut milk and pour it into an ice cube tray. This will make more than the 8 cubes you will need, but it’s nice to have these on hand.

Full fat is the way to go here. It will make a much creamier drink.

You can get away with light coconut milk or the coconut beverage that comes in the cartons.

Almond, soy or cashew milk can be used as alternatives, but be forewarned – it’s not the same.

Step #2. Toast Your Coconut Flakes

When you’re ready to make this delicious concoction, toast your coconut flakes.

You do this by spreading out the ¼ cup + extra coconut flakes on a cookie sheet (remember, unsweetened!) and cook in a regular or toaster oven at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes.

Watch these closely.

They can go from being perfectly toasted to burnt in a nanosecond.

Step #3. Pour the Coffee Into the Blender

Take your 1 cup of chilled, strong brewed coffee and put it into the blender.

You can use any kind of coffee for this, but cold brew and French press are recommended.

They have a cleaner flavor profile and work best with this type of drink.

You can make cold brew at home or you can find pre-made all around town – at your local grocery store, café and even in little convenience shops.

French press is also a good brew for this. Don’t have one? Check out these beauties.

And, there’s magic in the world, baby.

You can make cold brew in a French press! Whaaatt?? Yes. That’s right.

The best of both worlds.

Step #4. Add More Ingredients

Put the coconut milk ice cubes, the toasted coconut flakes, the chocolate syrup and cocoa powder into the blender and blend.

Step #5. How’s The Taste? How’s the Texture?

Do a little taste test.

Want it thicker? Add more coconut ice cubes.

Thinner? Add more coffee.

More chocolatey? (Don’t judge, that’s a word!) Put in more syrup.

Step #6. Whip It Up!

This is the fun part. Pour it into your glass and plop that whipped cream on top!

You can make your own, using whipping cream. You can also use coconut milk to make coconut whipped cream or you can buy pre-made whipped cream or whipped topping in your local grocery store.

Step #7. Swirl the Syrup

Now is the really fun part.

You can swirl some chocolate syrup across the whipped cream and drop some toasted coconut flakes on there, too.

Step #8. Take a Sip, and Start the Mini-Vacation

Crank the tunes, put on your flip flops and board shorts, dance around the house singing along, and take a mini-vacation to the tropics, starting with your first sip!

Bonus points if you do this: take a video and send it to us!

You can also put this in the freezer for later (if there’s any left)!

A Refreshing Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappuccino - All Yours To Enjoy!

So, what do you think? How was your Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappuccino vacay?

Let us know if you liked the drink – and if you have friends who might enjoy this cold beverage too, we hope you will share this recipe with them!

Ready for more tropical drinks? Check this delicious Tropical Mocha recipe here.

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