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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    Maximo says:

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    Cuero&Mør says:

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

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    Jensen says:

    holy cow those photos are fantastic!

    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…

    This recipe looks freaking perfect. So yummy!

    Nabeela says:

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

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

    maggie says:

    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!

    Emily says:

    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!

    Jasmine says:

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

    Christa says:

    Beautiful photos and a great recipe!

    Maddy says:

    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.

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

    Anonymous says:

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

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

    Ana says:

    I will try this one with chocolate cubes!

    Dana Kay says:

    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

    cheyenne says:

    ohhh this looks so good 🙂
    xo, cheyenne

    Sosyal Medya says:

    Beautiful photos and a great recipe! Thank you! 🙂

    LeeLee says:

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

    May says:

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


    Taylor says:

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


    Anonymous says:

    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.;)


    Lisa says:

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

    Huuumm, I love iced coffee and I always do in my house.
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    Lea says:

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

    HEY Designlovefest,

    Im so into those ice cube trays.
    Any link?


    Bailey says:

    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!

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    I’ve always wanted to try coffee ice cubes…especially with chocolate, this sounds so yummy!

    Bags says:

    I love the idea of using coffee ice cube.

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