Iced Blended Mocha
Serves: makes about 20 ounces, enough for 2 medium drinks
  • 2 big handfuls of ice
  • 2 Tablespoons carob powder or unsweetened cocoa powder (we tried both and they were equally good)
  • 2 teaspoons decaffeinated instant coffee granules or grain-based coffee substitute, such as Pero (again, we tried both and they were equally good)
  • 16 pecan halves or ¼ cup pecan pieces
  • 6 pitted dates
  • 1 - 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  1. Put everything in a blender and process until smooth. Taste before serving. You may prefer more ice than I did. Also, I would use 1 cup of almond milk for a more intense mocha flavor or 1½ cups to keep it light. You can serve this over ice, if you like.
Recipe by Pamela Salzman at