Friday, November 19, 2010

Wide Awake Coffee Shake


I know it's freezing outside in most of the world...well at least here in the U.S. But yesterday it was almost 90 degrees here in Arizona. So make this because not only is it delicious but because I'm wearing flip flops in November.

I found this recipe on the Cooking with Trader Joe's blog. I really love that blog. I love Trader Joe's so it gives me some ideas on how to use some of their prepared or packaged food that I otherwise probably wouldn't buy. I'm not a huge fan of prepared or packaged food but for some reason I walk into TJ's and I go nuts...it's pretty self explanatory...that place is just..well...you know...AWESOME!

The original recipe called for Nonfat Plain Frozen Yogurt. I have never used this before. And sad to say, I will never use again. That stuff is GROSS! So I made this with Dreyer's Vanilla Bean Ice Cream....Mmmmm...it was so good!


I also used the Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans. These things are like crack. DELICIOUS!


Coffee Shake
2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
1/3 cup cold strong coffee
15 chocolate covered Espresso beans

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.


5 comments:

ladydazy said...

We usually bring those coffee beans to the assemblies, lol!! I'm going to try this!

Design Wine and Dine said...

I love TJ's too! I was just there yesterday! This shake looks awesome! Could use one RIGHT NOW!

ButterYum said...

LOL - I'd prefer ice cream over frozen yogurt too!

I can't keep chocolate covered coffee beans in the house because the kids devour them. My nearest TJs is an hour away :(. Btw, I've found the choc. covered beans in the bulk section of my local grocery store too.

Have a great weekend.

MaryBeth said...

My husband would simply love this first thing in the morning to get his motor running.

Kim said...

No trader Jpes here :( But i can get my hands on choco coffee beans.. hee hee!!!! Love this!!