Sunday, August 11, 2013

Copycat Starbucks Frappuccino

My most favorite place in the entire universe.
Oh. My. Goodness. I just MADE a frappuccino. And you can too!
So for this recipe, you can do two things: Buy their frappuccino bottles and create it, or you can make it from scratch.

To create it from their bottles, all you have to do is pour your favorite flavored bottle (mine is mocha, gotta have that chocolate!) into a freezable tray, such as an ice cube tray, a different container, or the way I did it, a popsicle holder. Freeze it overnight, and in the morning, you can dip the bottom in hot water to help take it out, and dump it into the blender! Blend away and when you are finished, you have your very own Starbucks Frappuccino!

But that's the easy way out...

If you want to create a copycat recipe, then grab your coffee maker and make a cup!
  • One cup of hot coffee (Or less if you want more milk)
  • 2 tsp. sugar (or more if you want it to be super sweet!)
  • 1/2-1 cup milk of your choice
  • Any flavorings! Add in a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, a splash of vanilla, hazelnut syrup, cinnamon, anything really!
Mix everything together. Taste a little to make sure that you like it, and tweak it to be the way you want it to be if needed. I like to let people make it their own way because you get to be the creator really!

Pour it into some containers and freeze overnight or for four hours. When it is ready, dip it into hot water and blend it! I decided to top mine with some homemade chocolate syrup. Add about a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, a teaspoon of sugar, and a teaspoon of milk. Microwave it for around ten seconds and mix.

Yummmm..... Enjoy! Pictures of this recipe will be up later.

Nutrition Facts:
First recipe: It depends on which bottle you are getting. They can range from 100-300 calories I believe. Check the nutrition facts on the bottle and add in some if you are topping it with things.
Second recipe: This one is a little healthier. It should be around a hundred calories and around 1-2 grams of fat. You can opt for lower fat and calories by using skim milk, lite coconut milk, soy milk, almond milk, or rice milk, though using 1% milk is what I do. It only adds about fifteen to thirty calories and one to two grams of fat anyway. 

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