As some of you may know, I’m on a quest to make a decent ice blended mocha at home. I have acquired several recipes. I have a blender. I have even, through the kindness of a friend who journeyed to Iowa this summer, managed to find dark chocolate syrup. However, I have yet to address the Ice Issue.
Dopers who have tried putting ice cubes and liquid into a home blender will know the Ice Issue. No matter how long you blend the darn thing, you always end up with a lump or two. So I’ve started observing baristas, and they use crushed ice. Problem: I don’t have an ice crusher! Tried putting ice cubes in a plastic bag and whacking the hell out of it with a rolling pin; got a combination of lumps and ice chips. Has anyone got a better idea? Would an ice shaver (like for snow cones) work? I saw one at Target and considered getting it.
I swear, there has GOT to be a way to get my mocha fix without paying a coffee shop!