Monday, May 23, 2011

Chocolate Caramel Frappe

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I have "perfected" my own version of a Chocolate Caramel Frappe. I thought that I'd share my recipe with you just in case anyone wanted to try their own. This recipe is made using the Mr. Coffee Frappe maker but I'm sure you can modify it for your blender.

In the blender, I add about 12 - 14 ice cubes and crush them slightly before adding ingredients or brewing the coffee. Over the ice, pour 1/4 cup milk (I use Fat Free), 2 TBS sugar (I use non-sugar sweetener) and 3 TBS Chocolate Syrup (I use sugar free).

In the coffee maker, I use three tablespoons Starbuck's Caramel Coffee and 1/2 cup water. Set your machine to "Frappe" and let it do it's thing! (If you are using a blender, I would use strong brewed coffee and add that to your blender mix and then give it a whirl.)

As you can see, it is now a nice semi-frozen consistency. Before pouring in your favorite mug, squirt about a tablespoon or more (to taste) in the bottom of your mug. Add your frappe. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel and chocolate syrup. Pop in a straw (the larger ones like they have at the fast food restaurants are better than the smaller ones).


This recipe makes two servings and if I have to "drink alone", I will prepare the second serving in my mug and freeze for another day. It can take quite some time to start thawing enough to drink it so you need to take it out about 1/2 hour before you indulge.

WARNING: These can be habit forming!


TheCrankyCrow said...

Why did you do that, Lucy? I have lived a very full and rich life without every having tasted a "chocolate caramel frappe" - and now it looks like I could have a brand new addiction! ;o) (Seriously - thanks for sharing - it looks YUMMY!) Smiles & Hugs, Robin

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