Earl Grey Frappuccino

Tech problem apologies aside, I was excited to share this anyway. It’s not necessarily a recipe, per say, since it’s both ridiculously simple and basically unoriginal. But it has been one of my favorite ways to cool down over the past few weeks.

I go through phases with tea. Last winter, I was all about tea disguised as dessert: coconut, chocolate peppermint, vanilla cream, etc. A little while before that I couldn’t go to bed without a lemon ginger. These days, it’s Earl Grey all the way.

Obviously, craving tea in the summer is a little tricky unless you have the AC set to antarctic temperatures or you couple it with a tall glass of ice. Fortunately, this kills the craving and the heat all at once. Could you just make iced tea? Sure. But this is a little smoother and creamier.

The Frappuccino just got classy-fied.

Earl Grey Frappuccino
Ingredients
  • ice cube tray
  • 3 bags earl grey tea
  • 1 cup almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • sweetener of choice to taste
  • optional: garnish with some orange zest!
Instructions
  1. Boil water and brew tea with three bags in a large mug or heatproof container.
  2. Let sit for several minutes, until fairly cooled, and so that the “tea” is extra concentrated.
  3. Pour into ice cube trays, and let freeze.
  4. In a blender, combine some* of the ice cubes with the almond milk and sweetener. Blend until smooth, and serve.
Notes

*My ice cube trays are quite large, so I usually only use 4 cubes or so. Adjust depending on the size of the ice cubes and your desired texture.

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