Latte. Frappe. Milkshake. Smoothie. A name can make or break a product, so manufacturers spend millions perfecting the name as well as the product itself.

I see what I think of as smoothies with many other names.

What’s in a name? that which we call a [smoothie]. By any other name would [taste] as sweet … (with apologies to Shakespeare)

Will a smoothie by any other name taste as sweet? Taste and see … and decide for yourself.

This recipe is called a ‘frappe’ and comes from Sylvie Shirazi at GourmandeInTheKitchen – details are all at the end. Sylvie says …

I prefer to use coconut milk for its clean, sweet taste and to keep my latte dairy-free. I also blend in pistachios and fresh mint, both for color and maximum flavor. In fact you could even skip the matcha and just pour that over ice and call it a day if you wanted a completely caffeine-free iced drink. The pistachios and mint give the milk a lovely green hue and uniquely refreshing zing (think pistachio ice cream crossed with mint chip). But if you’re looking for something with a little more pep, then I suggest you throw in a scoop of matcha powder too.

I don’t have matcha and can vouch that this tastes good without it. Good news for when you do not have any or for those who refuse to pay the price.


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