Jul 27

Mocha Brandy Frappe Recipe


There are times when a certain recipe, drink or food, demands a moment of reverent silence. Taking the first sip of this mocha frappe, laced with brandy, cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper, was certainly one of those moments. This is more than a frosty coffee drink, but rather a dessert-like beverage with a certain “je ne sais quoi”. How I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but the pat on the back (or bowing at one’s feet) belongs to one of my favorite bloggers.

Deb and her husband, affectionately referred to as “The Professor”, are the brains and taste buds behind the blog Smith Bites. With recipes such as White Cherry and Peach Jam and Squash and Pecorino Frittata, the duo tempt us with their innovative flavors and entertain us with their storytelling. I give them a heartfelt thanks for this frappe. You two are magicians!

For step-by-step photos and the recipe for the Mocha Brandy Frappe, head over to The Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen blog.


Mocha Brandy Frappe

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{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

1 a spoonful of yumm July 27, 2011 at 1:25 am

this is irresistable ! love the whipped cream on top 😀


2 Maris(In Good Taste) July 27, 2011 at 2:35 am

Yes SmithBites is awesome and they do not disappoint with this drink. Yum!


3 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 27, 2011 at 3:57 am

omg. I am going to go check out your recipe (congrats for being featured) but this looks sinfully amazing!!!!!!


4 claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend July 27, 2011 at 5:13 am

Gorgeous shot on this one… hope its one Foodgawker its just perfection!


5 Sanjeeta kk July 27, 2011 at 6:12 am

Love the color and the cream topping, need a sip Dara :) Please..


6 Maureen July 27, 2011 at 6:13 am

I haven’t had a frappe since I left Maine and never one as good as this one! It looks fantastic.


7 Bev Weidner July 27, 2011 at 7:09 am


I could stick my face in that.


8 KalynsKitchen July 27, 2011 at 7:18 am

That does look amazing!


9 bellini July 27, 2011 at 7:31 am

This seems perfect for this heat wave!!!


10 Helen Koval @helenscooking July 27, 2011 at 8:32 am

This is more than perfect! Especially during lazy summer weekends! I definitely need this during these summer hot days! Yum-yum!


11 Katrina July 27, 2011 at 10:45 am

This drink sounds wonderful!


12 Shirley @ gfe July 27, 2011 at 11:32 am

Gorgeous! Whether you created it or not, you’re wonderful at sharing the best drinks, Dara. :-) I’ve heard great things about Smith Bites and “worked with them” in the holiday No Kid Hungry event, but need to visit their blog more often obviously. 😉



13 Maria July 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

Great way to cool down!


14 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. July 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

awesomely delicious looking


15 Nichol July 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

MMMM I bet this is wonderful!


16 Kimby July 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I dedicate this moment of silence to your wonderful frappe!


17 Tracy July 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm

This sounds like absolute heaven. Swoon.


18 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble July 27, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Is this drink appropriate for morning meetings in the office? 😉


19 The Cilantropist July 28, 2011 at 1:07 am

This sounds fantastic, I love the idea of a cool drink that still has a little kick to it! And, I also love your photo at the top with the whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, and red and white straw – seems so iconic!


20 Cooking Creation July 28, 2011 at 6:35 am

This would be perfect right around sunset after an evening of weeding and watering the garden! Thanks for sharing :)


21 Winnie July 28, 2011 at 8:13 am

This looks crazy good. I adore cold coffee drinks in the summer :)


22 HeatherChristo July 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

YUM!! heading to the TK!


23 Lana @ Never Enough Thyme July 28, 2011 at 9:30 am

Absolutely delicious!


24 Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet July 28, 2011 at 9:43 am

Oh my gosh Dara. Now I need to make this with the Chocolate PB bundt. Thanks to SU for making up my menu. :) Love this.


25 Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet July 28, 2011 at 9:44 am

p.s. – your photos are gorgeous.


26 bridget {bake at 350} July 28, 2011 at 11:25 am

They looks *almost* too pretty to drink. *Almost*


27 marla July 28, 2011 at 11:26 am

I can see how this frappe would become an instant favorite – the pinch of cayenne is fun!!


28 SMITH BITES July 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

you’ve done a BEAUTIFUL job Dara – love how this has been styled so much!! and the drink IS killer – i have to pace myself for sure!!


29 Magic of Spice July 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I love all of the goodies here…looks amazing!


30 carolinaheartstrings July 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

That is my kind of treat on a hot summer day! Come over and visit us. We have a really great sorbet recipe today.


31 Trix July 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

The cayenne is a stroke of genius. And … brandy. YUM


32 Tori July 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Do you deliver? These look wonderful!


33 Russell at Chasing Delicious July 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm

You are on a roll offering up these delicious drink recipes! The cinnamon and cayenne sounds like a crazy delicious addition. I’ll have to head right on over to Smith bits; it sounds like a magical place.


34 Carolyn July 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I haven’t come across this one on SmithBites, although I read them regularly. Wow, all I can say is WOW!


35 food-4tots July 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm

What a great enjoyment to make this frappe during this hot summer! Your photo is worth than million words.


36 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm

That Deb and her husband are clever ones, brandy, cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper? Now you’ve got me intrigued, heading over to see the recipe!


37 Kate@Diethood July 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Holy Wow! I love frappes, but something tells me that this frappe comes with a whole lotta yummylicious goodness.


38 Lori Lynn July 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Love the whipped cream shot!


39 Evan @swEEts July 29, 2011 at 10:43 am

And well this just sounds utterly amazing.. I need to find the time to make one of these this weekend!


40 melissa@IWasBornToCook July 29, 2011 at 11:47 am

This looks delicious! Yum.


41 Charissa July 29, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I am so addicted to coffee drinks…I need to not have them, but gaaah, they’re so GOOD! But hey, homemade has be waaaay better than those naughty storebought ones!


42 Liz July 29, 2011 at 4:45 pm

What a delicious way to cool off! Beautiful, too~


43 Sandra July 29, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I think I’d need two of these!


44 Nancy@acommunaltable July 29, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I could so use one of these… right now!! No surprise since I always find something I love on your blog Dara!


45 Barbara | Creative Culinary August 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm

How did I miss this? Love everything about it Dara. Now to tell the world!!


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