Getting Frosty Cold With Coffee

I know its not a shock, but I love me some coffee!!! I usually like hot coffee in the cold months and cold coffee in the hot months. That’s still true, but lately I’ve been replacing my cold coffee  with another yummy frostier version!! OMG, its soooooo good!

Here is my secret to a delicious coffee treat.  You’ll need 1.5 cups of chilled coffee, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 small bananas, 6 ounces of vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup of half and half and 1 cup of ice cubes.  Blend all of that up and you have a tasty treat for two.  Of course you might not want to share, you might want all two servings to yourself.  I’m not judging!

So what are your favorite summer coffee recipes??? I’d love to try them!

McDonalds Competing With Starbucks: Frappes & Smooties

McDonald’s just recently introduced Frappes to its menu in an attempt to dive deeper into the specialty drink market.  It began with premium coffee at a lower price than Starbucks and expanded into iced coffee and lattes. 

Now McDonald’s is taking another plunge into the Starbucksphere.  It is going to introduce Smoothies to its menu.  This is aimed at consumers who stop at Starbucks and other specialty coffee retailers and convenience stores during the middle of the day to get a drink.  It is hoping that the Smoothie sales will increase its revenue, as did the specialty coffee drinks.  Specialty coffee is a $13 billion market in the USA, says the Specialty Coffee Association. Coffee sales at McDonald’s have jumped double digits every year since 2006, when it rolled out premium coffee.