There is nothing like a lovely refreshing frappé! Frappés were once served at fine restaurants between courses as a palate cleanser, today they are considered more of a light refreshing dessert. I came up with a flavor combination for a frappé that I think you will love: The Açaí Berry White Chocolate Frappé! Not only is it absolutely delicious, it is also loaded with antioxidants. How many desserts can you say that about?
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You may be wondering what the difference between a smoothie and a frappé is. A frappé is an iced beverage that has been shaken, blended or beaten to produce a tasty foam and refreshing blended drink which is served cold, often with whipped cream as a topping. A frappé is frothy and light, almost… delicate. And a frappé would not contain greens or be served as breakfast or a meal replacement like a smoothie because they are light and sweet. A frappé is definitely dessert worthy.
The Key Ingredients:
In this dessert recipe I use a base of creamy whole fat plain yogurt (dairy free friends use coconut yogurt!) and white grape juice. Then I blend with a homemade white chocolate simple syrup, frozen watermelon, frozen blueberries, açaí berry purée and a little lemon juice. The result is absolutely the best dessert frappé I have ever tasted!
Açaí Berry Smoothie Packs:
Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) berries are a superfood. In fact they have twice the antioxidants of blueberries and pomegranate and also contain healthy omega fats and fiber. I use organic, unsweetened Amazon Planet Açaí Purée. Açaí smoothie packs can be found in the frozen section at many grocery stores. To find Amazon Planet smoothie packs near you, click! You can also use açaí berry purée in smoothies (breakfast bowls (<-recipes) and sorbets.
The Whipping Cream:
A beautiful frappé deserves to be garnished with the best whipped cream. I top mine with the most amazing, hand whipped, vanilla cream. So lofty and light.
The Recipe: Blueberry White Chocolate Frappé!
Tips and what you will need: I use Amazon Planet Açaí Purée, a good high powered blender, I love my Blendtec and I always recommend Neilsen Massey Vanilla Paste instead of extract for the whipped cream. It simply tastes better! There is a little preparation for this recipe: you will need to freeze watermelon and prepare a white chocolate simple syrup ahead of time.
This is a beautiful, refreshing and healthful dessert! I chose a combination of frozen açaí berry puree and blueberries for a big boost of antioxidants. Most grocery stores carry açaí berry smoothie packs in the frozen section. I find mine at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, or Costco. There is a little preparation for this recipe: you will need to freeze watermelon and prepare a white chocolate simple syrup ahead of time.
- Make simple syrup and freeze watermelon ahead of time.
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt dairy free friends use yogurt made from coconut milk
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- 1/2 cup white chocolate simple syrup
- 1 3/4 cups frozen blueberries
- 3.5 ounces frozen acai berry puree smoothie pack
- 1 cup frozen watermelon
- 1- 1 1/2 cups white grape juice I like to buy the juice boxes to avoid waste
- 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla paste or 1 teaspoon extract
Cut fresh watermelon into 2" cubes. Measure in 1 cup increments of watermelon and freeze in individual baggies or containers. Make white chocolate simple syrup ahead of time and allow to cool. Make whipped cream (recipe below)
Allow frozen acai packet to thaw to a slushy consistency before use.
Place water and sugar into a pan and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, turn down heat to simmer for 5-6 minutes.
Add white chocolate chips and whisk. Take off heat and whisk till chocolate is completely melted. Allow to cool. Pour into a jar and save in the fridge until ready to use.
Beat cream till thick, add sugar and vanilla. Beat till desired consistency. I like to use a whisk, it makes the whipped cream the most amazing consistency. If you would rather you can use a hand mixer.
Place yogurt, lemon juice, white chocolate syrup, blueberries, watermelon, acai berry puree and 1 cup of the white grape juice in blender. Blend till smooth. If too thick add remaining ½ cup of juice. Serve in beautiful stemware and top with whipped cream!
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This sounds simply divine. You are right, this deserves the amazing whipped cream on top. What a treat!
What an easy way to incorporate powerhouse acai!
I love frappes and this one sounds amazing! Acai is one of my favorite berries and I am super excited to find out that they carry an organic puree (acai can be little difficult to find in anything but juice!).
I know! I was so happy to find an organic brand!
I would never have guessed low fat yogurt. Love this.
Full fat 🙂
Wow this sounds delicious Linda! I love fancy + yummy drinks like this.
I know you do and you are so good at inventing recipes for them!
This looks absolutely delish! Thanks so much for sharing.
xx katie // a touch of teal
Acai is my favorite! Definitely going to have to give this recipe a try!
Gorgeous refreshing frappe! Now have to order ingredients from Amazon 🙂
This sounds like such a good way to get a superfood in along with dessert. Yum! 🙂
This sounds fantastic! I love the combo of flavors in this! Yum!
This sounds delicious! Great combination of flavors.
What a fancy and antioxidant packed treat! I’d like it as palate cleanser and dessert, please!
Wow! I’ve made some smoothies with acai packets, but this sounds amazing! I will need to try this new recipe too. Great post!
This looks amazing! I love berry. Now i’m hungry lol
That looks AMAZING. Mmmmmmmm.
yum! adding the white chocolate is SUCH an amazing touch! I love it!
Yum that sounds so good and refreshing. I can’t wait to try it!
Looks delicious! I haven’t played around with acai berry much, might be time.
Yumm! This looks amazing. What a great breakfast treat!! I love that you put grape juice in it, prob delish!
Danielle | AccordingtoD.com
Love the color and the super power Acai has. What a healthy dessert!!
Oooh! I want this now! The berry-watermelon-white chocolate combo sounds absolutely amazing!
Chocolate, watermelon, and acai berry–oh my. Sounds so delicious.
This looks so refreshing!
This looks yummy! I love acai berry and this “frappe” sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!
This looks so yummy! I love anything with color and this has a beautiful, rich color.
I Love Acai! WOuld have never thought to put it with chocolate and make it into a frappe! SO fun!
These look & sound amazing! I will definitely have to keep an eye out for those acai packs. So nice that they’re unsweetened.
I love Acai and this frappe looks amazing! And the white chocolate… yum! Thank you for sharing!
This sounds so lovely!!! YUM!
Yum!! So many ingredients go into it but it looks so good!!
I think I need to get out of my smoothie rut of the same ole thing and give this a try! This looks so beautiful! Love the combination and I don’t think I would have thought this one up (I know I wouldn’t).
This looks amazing and so refreshing.. I can imagine sipping it while sitting on the back deck on a summer evening – Thanks for sharing!
I love acai and everything else in this frappe!! so yummy!
Gorgeous dessert!! Healthy too? Then it is a win all the way around, YUM!
Delicious! I adore acai and I would love to try making this. Thank you!
You are most welcome!