Almond Milk Frappe – Dairy Free Frappe that only needs 5 simple ingredients, the perfect recipe for 2.
Tomorrow night, December 3th, The Wiz Live will be airing on NBC at 8/7c. and I for one will definitely be tuning in. For some this will be their first time watching this beloved musical but for others this will simply be a revisit of the classic production they watched as a child. For me it will be the latter.
I remember seeing the film The Wiz as a child many years ago in the early 80s and I was marveled at the performance. It was amazing to see a cast full of actors and singers come together, that looked like me, and put a soul twist on The Wizard of Oz.
The original movie was amazing for the times and was set in the magical Emerald City of Oz, which is New York, and follows the journey of Dorothy, played by Diana Ross, a restless school teacher that has dreams of travelling the world in search for more until her wish is granted and a snow storm sets her on a journey for much more than she ever bargained for.
Through her winding travels of recognizable parts of the Big Apple Dorothy is lead in the paths of a Scarecrow, played by the King of Pop himself Michael Jackson, a Tin Man played by Nipsey Russell, a Lion played by Ted Ross, and many others until she finally meets The Wiz, played by comedian Richard Pryor, that she believes can get her back home to Kansas. As the story begins to draw to a close Dorothy is informed that her silver shoes have always had the power to take her back home and so she takes her dog Toto in her arms and taps her heels together three times and she is back home with her Auntie Em.
And no musical would ever be complete without key songs and some of my personal favorites from the original were “Ease On Down the Road”, “Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News”, and “Home”…can you tell how excited I am to see this?!?
The Wiz Live with be an update of the cult classic and will hopefully not disappoint. I however will be ready with my Almond Milk Frappe and snack to watch it when it comes on.
Will you be watching?
- 1-1/2 cups hot water
- 3 Tablespoons instant espresso powder
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1 cup crushed ice (if you prefer thicker add more ice)
Stir the espresso powder into hot water and allow the coffee to completely cool.
In a blender, combine the cooled coffee, almond milk, coconut sugar, and ice.
Blend until the beverage is completely combined and smooth.
Pour into glasses and enjoy!
*adapted from Diethood