hard to believe it’s already the start of spring! even though i live in los angeles where it’s never really that cold i can still feel the difference of a little more daylight and the warmer evenings that spring brings. i’m definitely going to try this simple mocha shake when i need a little caffeine kick in the longer afternoon hours. really into these coffee ice cubes, too…

Mint Mocha Almond Milk Shake with Coffee Ice Cubes
yield: 2 servings


• 2 Cups water
• 8 Tablespoons coffee, ground
• 1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
• 1 Cup vanilla Almond Breeze Almond Milk, divided
• 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, fine chop
• 1 pint vanilla frozen yogurt or sorbet

how to make them:

• Brew coffee and let cool to room temperature.

• Pour into ice cube mold. Freeze 4-6 hours or overnight is best.

• Over a double broiler, melt chocolate with ½ cup vanilla Almond Breeze stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Stir in mint. Let cool.

• In a blender, combine frozen yogurt and remaining ½ cup vanilla Almond Breeze. Blend until thick and smooth.

Assemble by drizzling mint chocolate sauce on the bottom of a glass. Add coffee ice cubes and then pour in milkshake. Garnish with espresso beans, mint, or chocolate sauce.

(recipe + photos by leslie grow for designlovefest– want more food posts? go here! this post is in partnership with almond breeze, all opinions are completely my own.)



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  • 1. Maximo  |  March 26th, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Stunning story there. What happened after? Take care!

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  • 2. Cuero&Mør  |  March 26th, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Best way to start the day!! Have to try it!!

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  • 3. Jensen  |  March 26th, 2014 at 8:07 am

    holy cow those photos are fantastic!

  • 4. Kevin | Thou Swell  |  March 26th, 2014 at 8:10 am

    This looks like an absolutely delicious spring treat! I recently discovered coffee ice cubes and they are the best way to make just regular iced coffee at home…

  • 5. Katrina @ WVS  |  March 26th, 2014 at 8:18 am

    This recipe looks freaking perfect. So yummy!

  • 6. Nabeela  |  March 26th, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Your photography is beautiful, I love this! Definitely making this soon, I love how you melted the chocolate with the almond milk!

  • 7. Whitney Pannell  |  March 26th, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I had to hop over after seeing this post on Instagram! I have to stop what I’m doing and make it now:)

  • 8. Lucy  |  March 26th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I have got a lot of time for this!
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Travel, Friends, Italy

  • 9. maggie  |  March 26th, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Oh my gosh, you had me at coffee ice cubes. I may make this for myself later in the evening when I am pouring candles and packing them up for shipping – sounds refreshing!

  • 10. Emily  |  March 26th, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Oh my, I am defiantly going to try this, but with Almond dream ice cream instead of yogurt, I can’t have any dairy so this will make a delicious treat!

  • 11. Jasmine  |  March 26th, 2014 at 10:27 am

    This looks absolutely divine!! Can’t wait to try it.

  • 12. Christa  |  March 26th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Beautiful photos and a great recipe!

  • 13. Maddy  |  March 26th, 2014 at 11:17 am

    UM obsessed with this food photography. It’s so major. Also makes me lust after the 80 degree days of my LA youth! I miss it! SF is great but even the hot days are full of cloud-cover. Womp womp.

  • 14. Rebekah {aCricketSang}  |  March 26th, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I love mint anything, and add chocolate and coffee…amazing!!

  • 15. Anonymous  |  March 26th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    beautiful food shots. the staging really gets my tastebuds going. well done.

  • 16. Catherine @ Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth  |  March 26th, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I always make my iced coffee with coffee ice cubes! It’s the best :)

  • 17. Ana  |  March 26th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I will try this one with chocolate cubes!

  • 18. Dana Kay  |  March 26th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    YUM! this looks delicious and has all my favorite things in one drink; coffee, chocolate chip, mints, and vanilla ice cream! Also, making coffee ice cubes? Why I didn’t think of that! thanks for sharing this, can’t wait to try this.
    Dana Kay

  • 19. cheyenne  |  March 26th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    ohhh this looks so good :)
    xo, cheyenne

  • 20. Sosyal Medya  |  March 26th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Beautiful photos and a great recipe! Thank you! :)

  • 21. LeeLee  |  March 26th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    This looks and sounds delish! Can’t wait to try it out.

  • 22. May  |  March 27th, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Perfect photos,perfect recipe!
    I love this blog!!
    Sincerely, good work!!!


  • 23. Taylor  |  March 27th, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Oh man! This seriously looks so delicious! Cannot wait to try it out!


  • 24. Anonymous  |  March 27th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I knew I kept my old ice cube trays around for a reason. My family will be regretting teasing me for all these years when I’m sipping on one of these babies and contemplating on whether to share or not.;)


  • 25. Lisa  |  March 27th, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Amazing photography – seriously stunning! Will definitely give the recipe a try too :)

  • 26. Carolina Mello  |  March 27th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Huuumm, I love iced coffee and I always do in my house.
    Congratulations for the site, I love and is always a reference for me.
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    Kisses from Rio.

  • 27. Lea  |  March 27th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    The photographs were beautiful. I’ve looked through them at least three times!

  • 28. carla uriarte  |  March 29th, 2014 at 12:07 am

    HEY Designlovefest,

    Im so into those ice cube trays.
    Any link?


  • 29. Bailey  |  March 29th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I was audibly “mmmmmmmm”ing the entire time I was reading this blog. I looooove mint chocolate and throwing coffee and milkshakes into the mix really just makes sense. MMM!

  • 30. Merissa  |  March 31st, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Love the idea! Where is that awesome ice cube mold from?

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