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!


Kristin Rosenau

Photographer, writer, and baker of all things sweet.

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