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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Homemade Coffee Frappuccino

Who loves Starbucks?

Yeah, me too… but my bank and my conscience won’t let me go there often…. so I make my own!

You want to make you own too, right?  Of course you do!

It’s so easy, you’re probably going to be mad at me for not telling you sooner!

All you do is make some espresso or coffee and stick in the fridge (or freezer if you want to drink it sooner).

When it has cooled  you may make your drink.

Fill you cup or blender 3/4 of the way with ice. 
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Then, put about a cup or so of coffee in with the ice.
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Add as much milk as you would like (I just add a ‘splash’ because I like my drink to actually taste like coffee.  Add more milk if you are a wimp like your drinks a little less strong).
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Then, add about 3-6 teaspoons of sugar depending on your personal taste. (I never claimed this was a healthy recipe)

Blend it up in your blender.  I use the magic bullet.  It’s my best friend…. especially during the summer.
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And viola!  You have a coffee frappuccino at home!  Stick a straw in it and you are ready to go!

To sum up…

Ingredients:
Espresso or coffee
Milk (I use almond or coconut.  Cow’s milk is fine or whatever is your milk of choice)
Sugar
Ice

Blend together and enjoy.

Now for the fun part…

Do you like Java Chip Frappuccino's?  Mocha Frapp?  Peppermint Mocha?

Use these variations:
  • Chocolate Chips – I highly recommend you grind up the chocolate chips by themselves before you add the ice.  Otherwise, the chips don’t chop up small enough to fit through the straw.
  • Any flavoring you might like… vanilla, hazelnut, peppermint, caramel, coconut, etc.
  • Chocolate syrup or cocoa powder

You can really make some fancy coffee drinks and you don’t have to break the bank or drink something with questionable ingredients!

~Nicole~

6 comments:

Tamara said...

Yum! I didn't think about making my own Frapps - so quick and easy.

Skippin' Rope said...

Want to know a secret {this coming from a former Starbucks Barista?} You can BUY most of the flavored syrups Starbucks has... from Starbucks themselves!

The little bottles they have in their retail section are exactly the same as what they use behind the counter PLUS during holidays, like gingerbread syrup, you can just ask if you can buy the big bottle they store in the back. It's not super expensive {back in '06 it was about 6 dollars for this HUGE bottle}.

Jayme said...

I need a magic bullet!!

Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus said...

OK I must start by saying that when I hear "Magic Bullet" I do NOT think about a blender.

Now on with the rest of it: This is FANTASTIC. I go to Starbucks WAY too often but to be honest, it's not often enough for my tastes. Before I started dating Kyle, I went twice EVERY day. That's no lie. REDIC!

Nicole @ Some Call It Natural said...

Summer - You are toooo funny. I almost didn't write the name of it, just for that reason... but hey, that's what the blender is called... what am I to do!?

Anyway, maybe this will help you save lots of money. I totally have one every single day during the summer!

Little BGCG's Mommy said...

I do this all the time! It's my favorite thing to do, I just need a magic bullet!