‘morning, sunshine. {florida orange caramel coffee frappe}

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we live in florida, at least for now, and we make the most of our never-ending supply of local, fresh produce.  i’m not sure if there’s been a week go by that we don’t have a bowl of florida oranges in the big wooden bowl on the kitchen island.

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when Florida Department of Citrus contacted me to offer a mini-cookbook giveaway for readers, i was excited to participate, because citrus is one of my favorite “food groups,” whether as a snack or a recipe addition.

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the cookbook is full of innovative ways to cook with citrus, including recipes like crispy gator salad (of course a floridian would name that!), beef short ribs (oh, my husband’s dream dish) with florida orange texas-style barbecue sauce, and florida citrus-peach mint julep (oh, my, southern-girl-heaven).

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in the afternoons, i often hit a slump and get a desperate craving for coffee and sugar (i’m working on adding more protein through the day to help with that!), but this coffee frappe finished off my craving with a pop of citrus.

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the original recipe calls for sugar and orange juice; we opted for fresh oranges we juiced, and replaced the sugar with raw honey.  i highly recommend this switch – the honey adds nutritional value and a deep sweetness that brings so much more to the flavor!

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here is our version of the recipe.  would you like the original?  enter to win a cookbook from Florida Department of Citrus below!

from their words:

·         Drinking just one 8-ounce glass of 100% orange juice has no added sugar and is an excellent natural source of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, a key nutrient that helps support a healthy immune system/overall health.

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florida orange caramel coffee frappe


  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1-2 cups ice, as needed
  • 1 tablespoon caramel (or this primal caramel sauce)
  • 2 cups strong coffee
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Add ingredients to a high-speed blender in the order listed.
  2. Begin with one cup ice, and add up to two cups, stopping blender, as needed.
  3. To serve, pour into two chilled glasses.
  4. Frappe will naturally "settle" into layers of color as it sits.
  5. If you prefer, stir with a spoon to combine layers.

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