Frozen Mocha Shake

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Why does it still feel like July in late September?  Living in the South in the summer has become all but unbearable.  If not for the fabulous straight-from-the-garden summer vegetables, I would seriously have no need for the season.  Could we just get to fall already?  Please, do what you can to reverse global warming because I just can’t see myself fleeing the South in search of cooler ground.  And in the meantime, cool off with a frozen mocha shake.


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I don’t know how people drink coffee in the summer.  Yeah, I know, they say it makes them sweat, which cools them off.  But seriously, I’m sweating already.  Please nothing hot for me.  Frozen mocha shake?  Yes, thank you.  Breakfast?  Dessert?  Both.  Life is too short to only have dessert after dinner.  I’m usually too full for dessert anyway.  So why not jump-start the day with one of these cool babies.  Chocolate, coffee, ice cream.  Delightful.  It just might make your Southern summer bearable.

Frozen Mocha Shake Recipe

4 scoops chocolate ice cream
2 cups hazelnut flavored coffee
1 tablespoon sugar
dash of vanilla extract
chocolate shavings

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds.
  • Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings
  • *Mint variation–Use mint chocolate chip ice cream, a dash of mint flavoring, then top with whipped cream, and Andes mint shavings.

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