[Dairy-Free] Mocha Protein Frappe

It’s Monday, that calls for coffee! And chocolate! Let’s put them together, shall we?

Dairy-Free Mocha Protein Frappe

Any time we go to Starbucks, the only thing that Kenny ever orders is the mocha frappe light. Every single time. No whipped cream, because he claims that he doesn’t like whipped cream. Um, who doesn’t like whipped cream? He’s weird. He’s not really a coffee drinker, but when he needs a little caffeine, he disguises his coffee with chocolatey goodness. I like the way he thinks. Except for the whipped cream diversion. But whatever.



Don’t worry though, the hubby lost in the battle of whipped cream. My mocha frappes deserve whipped cream, so that’s exactly what they got. A coconut whipped cream, of course.

Dairy-Free Mocha Protein Frappe

I kept promising him that I would make his favorite drink at home, and I finally followed through on my promise. If I’m being honest, I didn’t do this for him. It was totally for me, don’t tell Kenny. Every time he orders it, I always want a sip. Buuut I can’t because my tummy screams at me if I eat dairy. So, of course I had to make a dairy-free version for myself. I mean Kenny.

Dairy-Free Mocha Protein Frappe

It’s creamy, super chocolatey, slightly slushy and has a subtle coffee flavor. Just like Starbucks. Except without the sugar and calories. OH, and did I tell you that it is practically a meal because it has protein powder in it?! Yes, I went there. I decided that I wanted it to be more than just your average coffee drink treat. Let’s add some nutrients to our deliciousness.


I don’t know about you, but I like to save a few bucks and make my own frappes at home. Sorry, Starbucks.


[Dairy-Free] Mocha Protein Frappe

Yield: Makes 1 large or 2 regular sized frappuccinos


  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder (I used True Vitality)
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1-2 tbsp dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 8 oz. cold brewed coffee
  • 6 oz. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 large handfuls of ice
  • Coconut whipped cream
  • 1 can coconut cream OR coconut milk
  • 3-4 tbsp powdered stevia (or powdered sugar)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Put all of the frappe ingredients into a blender and blend for about 20 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
  2. To make the coconut cream, put a can of coconut cream or milk in the fridge overnight.
  3. Carefully take the can out of the fridge without shaking it. Open the can and using the spoon, scrape the cream off the top. There should be coconut water in the bottom of the can that has separated from the cream.
  4. Using a hand blender or whisk, blend together the coconut cream, sugar and vanilla for about 1-2 minutes, until it almost doubles in size and turns into whipped cream.
  5. Top the mocha frappe with the whipped cream and enjoy!

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