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Summer recipes: Chocolate Frappé and Smoothies


The temperature is rising and you want to treat yourself to a cool drink. If you're short on summer recipe ideas, you have come to the right place. Have you ever thought about making a chocolate frappé? This is the summer’s top drink for chocolate connoisseurs. If you're a fan of smoothies, we also have recipes for you.  

In this article we suggest alternatives to homemade ice creams, for a fresh and delicious summer! 

Coconut Chocolate Frappe Recipe: your drink for this summer!

Let's start with a simple and delicious recipe.

  • Two ingredients: coconut milk and Celaya.
  • Two steps: freeze coconut milk into ice cubes and then blend them in a blender with Celaya.

Coffee and chocolate frappé recipes for coffee addicts 

We've found a solution that coffee addicts and hot chocolate connoisseurs alike can love. This is the ideal recipe when it's too warm for their favorite hot drink. 

Celaya, a Valrhona chocolate drink  

Celaya is a hot chocolate preparation made with Valrhona dark chocolate. This product is ideal for making delicious creamy hot chocolates in winter. It has a unique, thick and creamy consistency. Its very chocolatey taste lingers long on the palate and isn't too sweet. 

If you have already had Celaya as a hot drink, you should try it in chilled summer beverage recipes! 

The Coffee and Chocolate Frappé recipe with Celaya 

Coffee, Celaya chocolate preparation, ice cubes and a shaker. This is all you need to make a Celaya espresso frappé

This very simple recipe can be made in a few minutes. Amazing, indulgent chilled results guaranteed!  

Try it now if you’re a fan of Valrhona coffee and chocolate! 

Chocolate and praliné beverage recipes for foodies 

Not everyone likes coffee, especially children. With them in mind, we decided to give you two alternatives made with praliné: one chocolate frappé and one smoothie. Ready to treat yourself? 

Praliné: an essential in pastry-making 

Praliné is made by roasting and caramelizing nuts, usually almonds and hazelnuts. They are then ground down to obtain a smooth or grainy paste. 

Valrhona Almond & Hazelnut Praliné offers a fine balance of hazelnuts and almonds. This slightly sweet paste has notes of toasted nuts. 

It can be used in pastry-making and to add flavor to your preparations. For those of us with really indulgent tastes, it can also be used as a spread and enjoyed as such. 

Cold drink recipe with praliné 

You may already be familiar with praliné, but have you tried it in a drink?  

Veggie choc smoothie. We should warn you, this recipe is pure indulgence. Make it with Valrhona 66% Caraïbe dark chocolate, 50% hazelnut & almond praliné and almond milk. Even better, this drink is suitable for vegan diets. 

Smoothie recipes for a fruity summer 

Spring and summer are also synonymous with freshly grown fruit such as strawberries, apricots and peaches. And what better way to enjoy them than a smoothie? 

Tips for a successful smoothie 

What is the difference between a fruit juice and a smoothie?  

It’s all in the fiber content. Juice is made with an extractor, which separates the juice from the pulp. Smoothies, on the other hand, contain both fruit juice and fiber. 

Our tips for a successful smoothie? 

  • Pay attention to the texture. It is important to use soft fruits with a low water content (such as apricots, bananas and figs). But don't forget very watery fruit like oranges and watermelons. By mixing the two, you get a balanced texture that is neither too liquid nor too thick. 
  • If you want an even healthier smoothie, you can add green vegetables. Spinach, kale or watercress provide chlorophyll and a subtle taste. 

  • If you want a slightly creamier texture, add yogurt, cow's milk or a plant-based drink. 
  • Finally, stand mixers are ideal for mixing. But if you don't have one, an immersion blender is also fine. 

For once, we're not giving you a recipe! Let your creativity run wild and choose from your favorite seasonal fruits. 

Fruit and chocolate smoothie recipe.  

We suggest adding chocolate to your smoothies to give them a twist. Foodies will be thrilled! 

Here, we have combined the comforting notes of Valrhona 35% Ivoire white chocolate with Mara des Bois strawberries and Norohy vanilla

Our Mara’ Coco smoothie recipe offers the perfect nostalgic taste of childhood. 

Invent your own summer recipes! 

Now you know our best recipes for chocolate frappés, smoothies and other cold summer drinks. But maybe you have a favorite recipe of your own? Or you might like to experiment and create your own drinks recipes? We suggest some ideas for quality ingredients you can use. 

Vanilla drinks 

Our ideas for summer vanilla drinks:  

  • Vanilla milkshake 
  • Fresh milk flavored with vanilla: cow's milk or a plant-based drink, to suit your diet. 
  • Vanilla cocktails and mocktails. 

If you would like to order vanilla, you have two options at Norohy. 

On the one hand, you can buy vanilla beans:  

Summer recipes made with Inspiration fruit couvertures  

If you're feeling creative, why not try adapting one of the chocolate frappé or smoothie recipes with the Inspiration fruit couverture ? Strawberry Inspiration is a great opportunity for experimentation. You might even make your new favorite recipe. 


We hope this gives you everything you need to start enjoying some delicious drinks. Have a fantastic summer! 

For more inspiration, see the Recipes section. It includes all kinds of recipes made with the ingredients of the chefs.