Mocha Iced Coffee Shakes

by Kelli on August 28, 2014

2-ingredient Mocha Iced Coffee Shakes are the perfect treat to close out summer (and they're easy to make!)

How is it that summer always goes by so darn fast?! This summer, especially.

This time of year always makes me feel like I’m getting pulled in opposite directions. Half of me is super excited for all things pumpkin & apple, cool fall mornings and cozy sweaters. The other half of me is hanging on to summer with all my might. I’m not quite ready for it to be over.

2-ingredient Mocha Iced Coffee Shakes are the perfect treat to close out summer (and they're easy to make!)

Summer might be coming to an end, but my daily iced coffee will be out in full force for some time to come. In fact, I’m doubling down. You might want to consider the same. I’m going all out with Mocha Iced Coffee Shakes.

2-ingredient Mocha Iced Coffee Shakes are the perfect treat to close out summer (and they're easy to make!)

Acceptable breakfast? Totally! (Ok, mostly.)

Tasty afternoon pick-me-up? Check!

Sweet dessert? Double check!

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International Delight is giving away 100 coffee tumblers every week during the month of August. There’s still time to win! You can enter daily on the ID Facebook page.

There’s a key element to getting perfect strength iced coffee, and shakes, that stay strong til the last sip. Coffee ice cubes! I’m not a fan on watered down iced coffee and I certainly don’t want to sip on a watery iced coffee shake.

Simple solution – before whipping up this super cool, 2-ingredient treat, freeze a tray of coffee ice cubes, using International Delight Iced Coffee. It really couldn’t be an easier.

2-ingredient Mocha Iced Coffee Shakes are the perfect treat to close out summer (and they're easy to make!)

Mocha Iced Coffee Shake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups International Delight Iced Coffee
  • 8-10 coffee ice cubes
  • chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

To make the coffee ice cubes, fill an ice cube tray with International Delight Iced Coffee and place in the freezer for 4-6 hours, or until frozen.

Combine the International Delight Iced Coffee and the coffee ice cubes in a blender and process until smooth.

Drizzle chocolate syrup around the inside edge of each glass. Fill the glasses with frozen iced coffee. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.

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Enjoy!

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10 Easy Weeknight Meals to Get Out of Your Dinner Rut!

Every so often I go through dinner ruts where I feel like I’m making the same things all.the.time. It feels boring and I’m usually left feeling like I have zero inspiration. Despite the hundreds of recipes on this here blog, the many other blogs I read and multiple shelves of cookbooks in my apartment, I somehow can’t think of one single thing to cook for dinner.

Please tell me you’ve been there.

If you have, I don’t want you to go back there. It’s a nasty, ugly place. To keep that from happening I’ve got 10 Easy Weeknight Meals to Get You Out of Your Dinner Rut! There’s chicken, seafood, steak, meatless meal and breakfast for dinner….a little bit of everything and something for everyone.

Honey Lime Chicken Skewers – These skewers are my favorite way to fun-up chicken! Meat on a stick is just more fun. To save time, cut up the chicken and toss it in the marinade in the morning. Then, place them on the skewers and throw them on the grill after work.

10 Easy Weeknight Meals to Get You Out of Your Dinner Rut! Like, these Honey Lime Chicken Skewers!

Grilled Swordfish with Tomatoes & Basil – This dinner is the total package…it looks beautiful, it’s healthy and it’s such as easy weeknight meal! There’s less than 5 ingredients and it’s on the table in about 20 minutes.
Just 5 ingredients and 20 minutes stand between you and Grilled Swordfish with Tomatoes and Basil - it's an easy weeknight meal to bust you out of your dinner rut!

 Roasted Red Pepper Pesto – You can make this sauce before your pasta water even comes to a boil. It’s perfect for those nights that you don’t want to put a lot of effort into cooking and you’re ready to eat now.
Roasted Red Pepper Pesto perfect for those nights that you don’t want to put a lot of effort into cooking and you’re ready to eat now

Caramelized Sea Scallops with White Wine & Ribboned Asparagus – This is one of my go-to summer meals. Aside from the fact that it’s delicious and full of flavor, it’s lite, it’s quick to make (under 30 minutes!) and it doesn’t require me to turn my oven on.
Caramelized Sea Scallops with White Wine are an easy weeknight meal and the perfect way to bust out of your dinner rut!

Vegetable Fried Rice with Tofu – I first made this easy weeknight dinner in an effort to clean out my fridge when I was getting ready to move a few years ago. It’s since become a regular in dinner line up. There’s even a jazzier version included in the Everyday Freekeh Meals eCookbook!
Vegetable Fried Rice with Tofu is an easy and versatile weeknight dinner

Spaghetti Vongole – I became smitten with this easy weeknight meal a few summers ago when I was in culinary school. In just 30 minutes you’ll find yourself sitting in front of a lovely plate of spaghetti with clams in a smooth buttery white wine sauce.
All it takes is 30 minutes until a plate of Spaghetti Vongole is in front of you!

5-Minute Breakfast Burrito – Here’s where breakfast meets dinner in the form of a burrito. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve gone the eggs for dinner route when I’ve had no energy to cook. I’m gonna guess I’m not alone here. Next time, instead of a sad plate of lonely scrambled eggs, grab a tortilla, some black beans, a handful of spinach and some salsa.
Scrambled eggs make an easy, no-fuss diner. Next time grab a tortilla, some black beans, a handful of spinach and some salsa for a 5-Minute Breakfast Burrito....for dinner!

Vegan Spring Soba Noodle Bowls – Soba noodles are my savior when it comes to easy weeknight meals! When in doubt this is one of the places I usually turn. You can’t beat the versatility of noodle bowls. It’s a great way to use up lingering veggies from the fridge, you can eat them hot or cold and they make awesome leftovers.
Vegan Spring Soba Noodle Bowls are a great way to use up lingering veggies from the fridge, you can eat them hot or cold and they make awesome leftovers.

Vegetarian Black Bean Soup – Winter or summer, I could eat soup every day. I love it. With less than 10 ingredients and about 30 minutes on the stove, this soup comes together in a snap. 
With less than 10 ingredients and about 30 minutes on the stove, Vegetarian Black Bean Soup comes together in a snap.

Soy-Ginger Marinated Flank Steak -This marinade. Oh my gah. So.much.flavor. I love serving this steak with sauteed baby bok choy and pearl couscous. The leftovers make a great addition to a lunchtime salad.
Soy-Ginger Marinated Flank Steak is filled with so much flavor! Serve it with sautéed baby bok chou and pearl couscous.

Looking for more ideas to snap you out of your dinner rut? Look not further than the Everyday Freekeh Meal eCookbook! You’ll find 30 freekeh recipes (with plenty of vegetarian options!) for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert….because we all need a good dessert!

Enjoy!

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