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Monday
Jul192010

Mocha Frappuccino

mocha frappuccino

I love Starbucks and chances are you do too. However, once the novelty of frozen coffee drinks wore off, it became increasingly harder for me to spend $4 on tasty treat. Yes, they are convenient. Yes, they are delicious. But, I must ask myself, are there really worth it? Does an alternative exist that is just as delicious and won't break the bank?

And so, I set out to find it.

consider starbucks outdone

This frappuccino has the right consistency and flavor of a coffee shop frozen drink. They can be made at home in the same time it would take a barista to serve you up one. And it will cost you cents to make instead of an entire savings account, which comes as a great relief to this poor college student.

Mocha Frappuccino
From Savory Sweet Life

Yields 1 serving

1 1/2 cups ice cubes
3/4 cup of milk
1 teaspoon espresso powder mixed in 1/4 cup hot water*
1 tablespoon sugar (more or less to taste)
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
whipped cream (optional)

* If you are fancy and have an espresso machine, use 2 ounces of espresso and eliminate the espresso powder and hot water. Or, if you only have a coffee maker, you can use strong coffee in place of the espresso powder and hot water. Use 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of strong coffee and cut back on the milk accordingly.

the ingredients

Blend together ice, milk, espresso (cooled), sugar, and chocolate syrup. Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream. For an extra touch, garnish with cocoa powder or chocolate syrup.

Now go get your frozen coffee fix!

Reader Comments (3)

Good recipe. I love coffee but now it is very hot outside and from one side I feel that I need coffee but thoughts about hot one seem too crazy. This seems very easy recipe even for lazy and tired from hot person :)
08.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLatte Maker
Wow, this is good. It makes a lot too! But there's nothing wrong with that!
06.18.2012 | Unregistered Commenteramygabb
Good recipe
07.6.2012 | Unregistered Commentergulsana

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