Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Afternoon Delight {Copycat Starbuck's Frappuccino}

I really miss my wintertime afternoon coffee. It's probably the ONLY thing about winter I do miss. Our kiddos are performing in our local theatre's version of "The King And I" in a couple of weeks, and the practices have been MANY! Our evenings are late due to the practice schedule and I find myself really needing an afternoon pick me up to keep me from embarrassing myself by nodding off in my cozy, back row seat. Hot coffee, hot summer, yuck. Sounds just awful right? The other day while out on one of our thrifting adventures, I splurged BIG-TIME and bought a Starbuck's Frappuccino. It was hot out, and I was exhausted, and this luscious, but ridiculously overpriced treat, really hit the spot. How do folks justify spending that money on a regular basis- I just don't get it?? So what's my thrifty, little self to do? Those frappuccinos are quite addictive I should say. I did what any thrifty minded soul would do, I began an internet search. Don't y'all do that too? My searches led me to many recipes and much taste testing. Whew! I hope y'all appreciate all my trials perfecting this recipe for you all. It was tedious! But after much testing, I've landed upon a doggone good match! Enjoy y'all........

Copycat Starbucks Frappuccino

3/4 cup STRONG coffee {cold!}
1 1/2 to 2 cups ice
1/2 cup whole milk
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp.vanilla

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until you no longer hear any ice whirring around. You may substitute  your usual milk or sugar. To change up the taste- add flavored syrups, and if you want the whole Starbuck's experience, add whipped cream!  Ta-da! Your very own Frappuccino! Now, take a bow!

And now, I'm off to make me one of these delicious treats - another late practice tonight. Thanks ever so for stopping by.............

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  1. That is my favorite afternoon snack. I use unsweetened almond milk, heavy whipping cream, special dark chocolate cocoa, skinny girls stevia, ice, and fat free whipped cream. Delish!

  2. My youngest son loves these as a treat from time to time. I'll have to try it out with decaf and what he thinks!

  3. Thanks friends for stopping by today! Always so much fun when friends drop by!

  4. I don't drink coffee at all (don't like the taste of it), but wow that looks amazing. Will keep this recipe for the ones who do love it in my house. Thanks

    1. What a sweetheart you are! You don't even like coffee and you visited and commented! THANK YOU for stopping by!

  5. Hi Amy! I'm such a sucker for a great Starbucks drink (I spend way too much money there!). This copycat Frappuccino drink is perfect for summer. Have pinned and will be sharing on my blog's Facebook page today (with proper link back directly to your site, of course.)

    1. Thanks Erin! We were heading to IKEA this past Saturday, and I whipped up this recipe for the hubby and I before heading to the car. Sure made the long drive more fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Yum!! I need to try this today! Just came across your blog from justagirlandherblog and so glad I :) I WILL be sure to make this sometime very soon and if it tastes as good as it looks I am in trouble!!

  7. Having these types of recipes are so dangerous for I could make these everyday :-) Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.


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