Sunday, April 14, 2013

Homemade Starbucks Frappuccino

With the summer and its unbearable heat impending, it makes a gal like me want to run, not walk to the local Starbucks to indulge in mocha frappuccinos. This can become an expensive habit, however; especially with five munchkins clamouring for the decaf version. Last summer, I came up with my own version....prior to this post I searched the net, and I found lots of recipes for homemade frappuccinos, but none specifically how I do it. It still isn't a Starbucks; but it definitely is a pretty good knock off.


The cost of a Tall Mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks is $3.52. In my recipe, I use store-bought Starbucks doubleshot espressos. A four pack costs $4.49
Each doubleshot makes approximately two 8 ounce or tall sized sized mocha frappuccinos. In essence, I estimate my version in total costs under $1.00 to make: The coffee costing $0.59 for each tall size, the syrup and ice I'd guess costs much less than $0.41
You will need:
Starbucks doubleshot espresso (small can)
Chocolate syrup

Start by pouring the espresso into your blender.


Add approximately 4-5 tablespoons chocolate syrup.

Add two cups ice and blend thoroughly


Serve with whipped cream and garnish with syrup or chocolate powder if you prefer.


I like my drinks very sweet; you can also add two tablespoons sugar along with 1-2 tablespoons milk for a creamier, sweeter version. Or, you can add different syrup flavors. I buy mine at Cost Plus World Market. They are now available in smaller sizes at Walmart.  Add syrup according to your own specific taste, and add it prior to blending.

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