My boyfriend and I are trying to give up Starbucks.
I used to be the girl who would laugh at the people who stood in line every morning for their morning crack. Then, suddenly, I became one of them. I started spending more and more time in cafes, just to get out of the house (working from home can be monotonous!), and I frequently find myself at Starbucks.
It is also too easy for Jeffrey to swing by on this way to class. He practically walks right by the Starbucks on his college’s campus.
I thought #Choctoberfest would be the perfect opportunity to give up Starbucks (or at least cut back) and instead make some skinny versions of their drinks at home… starting with Mocha Frappuccinos, because we both love them!
My skinny copycat version uses skim milk (you can substitute soy or almond milk), dark chocolate, and just the slightest hint of sweetness. No, you probably shouldn’t have one of these every day… but at least they are a lot healthier for you than the off-the-menu counterpart.
For this recipe, I used Divine Chocolate‘s cocoa and 70% Intensely Rich dark chocolate. They’re one of our sponsors for #Choctoberfest, and though I’m trying not to play favorites, I have to admit… I absolutely love Divine Chocolate. I’ve had a food blogger crush on Divine for several months, ever since Jeffrey and I first found their chocolates at a local shop.
The cool thing about Divine is that they’re a fair trade company owned by the 85,000 cocoa farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana. I especially love that they empower women through training and advancement opportunities in areas where women typically don’t have access to their own income or own large, profitable farms.
Plus, their chocolate is… woah. So amazing. My absolute favorite is their Dark Chocolate with Ginger & Orange. YUM.
If you aren’t following them on Instagram yet, I highly recommend it! It’s one of the best ways to learn about new products, sales, recipes, and more.
Okay, without further ado, here’s the recipe… and keep scrolling to see who else is posting chocolate recipes today for #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar!
(Oh, and did we mention the giveaway… because if you haven’t entered yet, you could win some Divine Chocolate of your own, along with several other yummy products!)