I had picked up a bottle of instant coffee on sale the other morning at the grocery store with a plan in mind. I came home, threw a few ingredients into my blender (including the coffee granules) and voila! Sometimes playing around is the best way to discover a new great recipe…I am not even going to try to justify this drink by claiming that it has any nutritional value whatsoever – it just doesn’t. It was however decadent, cold and creamy. The perfect treat on a hot summer’s day. WOW – simply delectable. Starbucks, eat your heart out!

Iced Carmel Mochaccino Coffee

1 TPSP instant coffee granules
2 TBSP chocolate syrup
1 TBSP (or a tad more) caramel syrup (this can be found with apples in fruit aisle)
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup ice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

Combine all ingredients in the blender, set on high and blend for about 30 seconds to one minute. Serve in tall glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.

Now grab a good book, your hat and sun glasses, and head outside…this treat must be savoured outdoors!