Recipe: Starbucks Frappuccino
This morning I was really craving a Starbucks frappuccino. I’m not sure why because I’I’ve only had one once, but oh well. Since I didn’t feel like dishing out $4 on a tall, I decided to make it my goal to make a frappuccino from scratch. It went pretty well and I have tons left in the fridge. Here are two options that I found for a much cheaper option to my new found addiction.
You can find the original recipe here. I really liked how he broke down all of the costs for everything.
1. Lots of ice
2. 3/4 cup of milk (%2)
3. 3/4 of cold espresso coffee
4. A pinch of xanthan gum
5. 3 tablespoons of sugar
I literally wound up just blending the milk, ice, sugar, and xanthan gum in my blender and then added the coffee once it was pretty much cold because I couldn’t wait an longer for it to cool down. It’s a super easy recipe that you can’t really mess up. You can also try adding other things to this basic recipe to add more flavor. I suggest vanilla extract, chocolate chips, or chocolate syrup. Top off with whipped cream and a drizzle of something sweet for added indulgence!
This option is much healthier and very low in calories. If you’re watching your weight but still want something sweet, try this delicious 50 calorie caramel frappuccino. You can find the original recipe here.
2. 1 cup of strong coffee
3. 1/2 cup of almond milk
4. Sugar free sweetener
5. Vanilla extract
6. 2 tablespoons of fat free whipped cream
7. 2 tablespoons of sugar free caramel sauce
Again, just blend everything together and add garnishes! Try putting it in a cute mason jar to be extra fancy.
If you like coffee and frappuccinos as much as I do, you love these cheap and quick alternatives. Give them a try and message me to let me know how it went. I’d love to hear all of your stories!
Picture kindly borrowed from her lovely blog.