Frozen Crio Bru

Frozen Crio Bru - a low calorie frosty chocolate drink.

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A light, refreshing, chilled version of the best drink of all time-Crio Bru! With a handy supply of frozen Crio Bru cubes handy in your freezer, your wait time to chocolatey heaven is seconds away!


  • For Crio Bru
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk (I like Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)
  • 1/2 cup Crio Bru grounds
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or up to 1/2 cup if you’re not a dark chocolate fan)
  • For Frozen Crio
  • 12 cubes of frozen crio
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of your choice), plus more if needed
  • 1/2 frozen banana, sliced into disks (can substitute half of an avocado)
  • For Chocolate Whipped Cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings for garnish


  1. Pour water, milk, syrup, and Crio Bru into the pressure cooker pot.
  2. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  3. When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
  4. Place a fine mesh sieve over a large bowl and pour Crio Bru through the sieve to filter out the grounds.
  5. Let Crio cool slightly, then pour into ice cube trays (my trays fit about 1 tablespoon per cube). Freeze until solid then transfer to a gallon size freezer bag.
  6. To make Frozen Crio Bru: Add 12 cubes of frozen Crio Bru, milk, and banana to a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk if needed to help it blend. Grab a spoon and a smoothie straw and Enjoy!
  7. Optional: Top with a dollop of chocolate whipped cream and a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings
  8. To make Chocolate Whipped Cream: Add cream, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla to a high powered blender. Blend on medium speed until thick. (This can also be done with a bowl and a hand mixer). Store in a sealed container in the fridge. Will stay thick up to 5 days.


If you don’t have enough ice cube trays to freeze all of the Crio Bru, you have 2 options:
1) Store remaining Crio Bru in fridge. When cubes are frozen solid, transfer them to a gallon size ziplock bag and pour more refrigerated Crio Bru into the trays.
2) Drink the remaining Crio Bru cold from the fridge-it’s amazing!

Also, for my sugar free peeps out there, you can brew the Crio Bru without the maple syrup, then add 2-3 dates to the blender for a little sweetness.