Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Coconut Cream Pie Coffee Cooler

I'm a coffee junkie, that just goes without saying. I don't drink it to wake up or even to stay awake, I drink it because it tastes good to me, simply put. I drink the majority of my coffee hot, but I love a good iced coffee with it's creamy sweetness. Yum! And frappaccinos? Love them! Making a run to Starbucks isn't always convenient though, not to mention it can get expensive! So with this super-duper summer heat I often find myself wanting to whip up my own iced coffee and blended coffee coolers to satisfy my cravings.

I've found that in order to build a nice creamy base that doesn't taste watered down using vanilla or other flavors of yogurt works best. And it's important that when brewing your coffee you brew it extra strong when making coffee coolers and iced coffee.

Coconut Cream Pie Coffee Cooler

Coconut Cream Pie Coffee Cooler

8 oz coconut cream pie flavored yogurt
3/4 cup crushed ice
2 tablespoons sugar, more or less to taste
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
1/4 cup heavy cream or (fat free) half-and-half
2 graham crackers (usually half of a cookie sheet), crumbled

Put all ingredients except graham cracker crumbs into blender. Blend until combined and smooth. Break graham crackers into small pieces and add to blender. Pulse to mix.

Serve in a chilled glass with a straw.

Yields 1 large serving.

Stay tuned for my next coffee creation perfect for helping you beat the heat.

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Comments on "Coconut Cream Pie Coffee Cooler"


Blogger Valentina said ... (6:47 PM) : 

The combination of coconut and coffee must be fabulous.


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